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AG/RES. 1752 (XXX-O/00)
5 June 2000
Original: Spanish 

RESOLUTION

SUPPORT FOR AND FOLLOW-UP TO THE SUMMITS OF THE AMERICAS PROCESS

(Resolution adopted at the first plenary session, held on June 5, 2000)

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

HAVING SEEN the report of the Special Committee on Inter-American Summits Management to the foreign ministers (AG/doc. /99), presented pursuant to resolution AG/RES. 1659 (XXIX-O/99);

RECALLING the Summit of the Americas, in Miami; the Summit of the Americas on Sustainable Development, in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia; the Second Summit of the Americas, in Santiago, Chile; and resolution AG/RES. 1659 (XXVIII-O/99), "Support for and Follow-up to the Summits of the Americas Initiatives";

CONSIDERING:

That, in resolution AG/RES. 1349 (XXV-O/95), the General Assembly established a Special Committee of the Permanent Council on Inter-American Summits Management, open to all member states, to ensure effective, timely, and appropriate follow-up to the activities assigned to the Organization by the Summit of the Americas and to coordinate, if so decided, OAS preparation, participation, and follow-up with regard to future Summits that involve all member states in whose implementation and follow-up the OAS is called upon to participate;

That, in resolutions AG/RES. 1659 (XXIX-O/99), AG/RES. 1534 (XXIX-O/98), AG/RES. 1448 (XXVII-O/97), and AG/RES. 1377 (XXVI-O/96), the General Assembly reaffirmed the mandate assigned to the Special Committee and instructed the Permanent Council to submit a written progress report on the implementation of those resolutions to the foreign ministers at the next regular session of the General Assembly;

That the Second Summit of the Americas was held in Santiago, Chile, on April 18 and 19, 1998, and that the Heads of State and Government of the Hemisphere signed the Declaration of Santiago and the Plan of Action;

That the Santiago Plan of Action establishes that "the Governments will bear primary responsibility for implementation of the mandates of the Summit," and that "in accordance with Summit decisions, international organizations will have responsibilities in implementing this process and, as appropriate, according to Summit mandates, support will be provided by private sector organizations and civil society";

That, also in the Santiago Plan of Action, the Heads of State and Government assigned various mandates to the OAS and instructed the OAS General Secretariat to act as a record-keeping mechanism (the institutional memory of the process) and provide technical support to the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG);

That the Third Summit of the Americas will be held in Quebec City, Canada, on April 20 to 22, 2001, and that during this thirtieth regular session of the OAS General Assembly, the ministers of foreign affairs of the member states have engaged in a dialogue; and

RECOGNIZING the importance of coordinated, timely, and effective follow-up to the Plan of Action of the Santiago Summit, and of timely, effective support in the preparatory work for the Third Summit of the Americas,

RESOLVES:

1. To thank the Permanent Council for the report of its Special Committee on Inter-American Summits Management and to express its satisfaction with the important work of said Special Committee in implementing resolution AG/RES. 1349 (XXV-O/95) and other resolutions on the topic.

2. To thank also the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization and the inter-American system for the special support they provide in implementing the initiatives of the Plan of Action of the Summit of the Americas, held in Miami; of the Summit of the Americas on Sustainable Development, held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra; and of the Second Summit of the Americas, held in Santiago; and to urge them to continue to implement the Plan of Action of Miami, the Plan of Action of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, and the Plan of Action of Santiago, in accordance with the mandates of the Second Summit of the Americas.

3. To reaffirm the mandate assigned to the Permanent Council to coordinate, through its Special Committee on Inter-American Summits Management, the activities assigned to the OAS by the Summit of the Americas, held in Miami, and by the Second Summit of the Americas, held in Santiago, and, in coordination with the Inter-American Committee on Sustainable Development of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI), the Summit of the Americas on Sustainable Development, held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

4. To instruct the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization to:

a. Continue to give top priority to carrying out the initiatives assigned to them by the General Assembly, pursuant to the mandates of the Summits of the Americas;

b. Provide regular progress reports to the Special Committee on Inter-American Summits Management on the implementation thereof; and

c. Support the member states that so request in considering and preparing the topics of the Third Summit of the Americas.

5. To instruct the General Secretariat, through its Office of Summit Follow-Up, to continue to preserve the institutional memory of the Summits process, in particular by compiling and disseminating information on Summit initiatives through the Summit of the Americas Information Network, and, where possible, to expand these efforts.

6. To instruct the General Secretariat, through its Office of Summit Follow-Up, to continue providing technical support and Summit-related information to the Special Committee on Inter-American Summits Management, to the Summit Implementation Review Group and, as appropriate, to ministerial meetings and processes of the Hemisphere, as the mandates of the Second Summit continue to be implemented, and as the member states make the necessary preparations for the Third Summit of the Americas.

7. To direct that the mandates in this resolution be executed in accordance with resources allocated in the program-budget and other resources.

8. To instruct the Permanent Council to submit a written progress report to the General Assembly at its thirty-first regular session on the implementation of this resolution.

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