REFORM OF THE INTER-AMERICAN INDIAN INSTITUTE
(Resolution adopted at the first plenary session, held on June 5, 2000)
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
RECOGNIZING the progress made by the Working Group on the Proposed American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Populations, including the valuable contribution made by representatives of indigenous populations;
CONVINCED that inter-American cooperation can contribute to solutions to the problems faced by indigenous populations throughout the Hemisphere;
CONSIDERING the growing strength of indigenous-to-indigenous linkages and the importance of harmonious relations between indigenous populations and their respective governments; and
HAVING EXAMINED the Annual Report of the Inter-American Indian Institute to the General Assembly (CP/doc.3281/00),
1. To support the work of the Inter-American Indian Institute (III); and to urge the member states of the Institute to participate in its reform process on the basis of consultations among the organs of the inter-American system, including the General Secretariat, the other member states of the OAS, and representatives of indigenous communities of the Hemisphere.
2. To request the III to report on progress achieved in its reform process to the General Assembly at its thirty-first regular session.