AG/RES. 1719 (XXX-O/00)
5 June 2000
THE SITUATION OF THE PERMANENT OBSERVERS AND THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE COOPERATION ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS OF THE ORGANIZATION
(Resolution adopted at the first plenary session, held on June 5, 2000)
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
RECALLING its resolution AG/RES. 50 (I-O/71), through which it established the status of permanent observer to the Organization of American States, and its other resolutions on this topic, in particular resolution AG/RES. 1491 (XXVII-O/97), in which it expressed the advisability of establishing criteria recognizing the diverse forms of participation by permanent observer states in the activities and programs of the Organization;
BEARING IN MIND the pertinent resolutions of the Permanent Council, in particular resolution CP/RES. 407 (573/84);
HAVING SEEN the report of the General Secretariat of the Organization (CP/CAJP-1641/00), presented in compliance with resolutions AG/RES. 1555 (XXVIII-O/98) and AG/RES. 1662 (XXIX-O/99);
CONSIDERING that, among the states that have permanent observer status, special recognition should be given to those that have a history of close and ongoing cooperation with the Organization in its activities and programs and have shown particular interest in strengthening their ties with the inter-American community; and
CONVINCED of the need to encourage all permanent observer states to increase their participation in the cooperation activities and programs of the Organization,
1. To express its appreciation to all the permanent observer states that contribute to the cooperation activities and programs of the Organization.
2. To give special recognition to the Kingdom of Spain and the French Republic as states which, by way of their permanent observer missions, each headed by an ambassador accredited exclusively to the OAS, have shown a firm commitment to the Organization.
3. To request the General Secretariat to take the additional administrative measures necessary to facilitate yet further the participation of the permanent observers in the cooperation activities and programs of the Organization.