AG/RES. 1363 (XXVI-O/96)
OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE ORGANS, AGENCIES, AND ENTITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION
(Resolution adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 4, 1996)
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
HAVING SEEN the observations and recommendations made by the Permanent Council (AG/doc.3328/96) on the annual reports submitted by the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) (CP/doc.2699/96), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) (CP/doc.2712/96), the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH) (CP/doc.2714/96), the Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN) (CP/doc.2698/96), the Administrative Tribunal (TRIBAD) (CP/doc.2718/96), the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) (CP/doc.2722/96), the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) (CP/doc.2723/96), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) (CP/doc.2727/96), the Secretary General (CP/doc.2717/96), the Inter-American Indian Institute (III) (CP/doc.2737/96), and the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) (CP/doc.2740/96); and
That these annual reports comply with the provisions of resolution AG/RES. 331 (VIII-O/78);
That the reports were duly presented and considered in accordance with the provisions of Article 35 of the Rules of Procedure of the Permanent Council;
That the reports were presented by the respective chairs, presidents, and directors, or their representatives, which allowed for in-depth analysis and accurate interpretation of the information contained in each report; and
That the Permanent Council's recommendations and observations recognize the value and success of the work performed by the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization in furtherance of the Organization's principles and the inter-American system,
1. To note and transmit to the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization the Permanent Council's observations and recommendations on the annual reports.
2. To commend the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization on their many and outstanding endeavors and accomplishments in compliance with their respective mandates and in furtherance of the inter-American system.
3. To take special note of the instances in which the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization have sought to promote and comply with the mandates and objectives of the 1994 Summit of the Americas; to commend these organs, agencies, and entities, notably the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the General Secretariat on such activities; and to urge their continued endeavors in this regard.
4. To take special note also of the concerted and successful efforts at reform, restructuring, and renewal by several of the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization, notably the Inter-American Children's Institute, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH), the Inter-American Indian Institute (III), and the General Secretariat; to encourage their continued endeavors and successes in these processes; and to request that the General Assembly, through the Permanent Council, be kept apprised of the progress made.
5. To request all organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization to foster and maintain the closest possible collaboration with each other, with the Organization itself, and, in particular, with the Inter-American Council for Integral Development, in an effort to avoid duplication of effort and to maximize the use of financial, human, and material resources.
6. To commend CITEL for its diverse and wide range of practical programs and initiatives and in particular those which enhance relations with regional, subregional, and international telecommunications entities and exploit modern technological innovations and developments.
7. To commend IICA for its new partnership with Canada and its special assistance to the governments and peoples of Chile and Grenada in combating the agricultural plagues which these countries suffered in the past year, and to request the Institute to report to the General Assembly, through the Permanent Council, on the progress made in these cases.
8. To note the many achievements of PAIGH and commend it for its ongoing aggressive endeavors to promote regional awareness of geography and history, strengthen its membership, and foster ties with other countries.
9. To urge member states of the Organization that have not yet done so to join PAIGH so that it might better serve the region and the peoples of the Hemisphere might benefit from its programs and activities.
10. To take note of the report of the Administrative Tribunal.
11. To take note of the many accomplishments of CICAD in the past year, to urge member states to take the necessary steps to ensure the coordination of their respective national drug commissions at the highest level, and to request the Commission to lend all requisite assistance to the member states in the international coordination of national drug commissions and, through the Permanent Council, to inform the General Assembly of its progress in this activity.
12. To take note of the report of the CIM and to instruct the Permanent Council to consider the Commission's request for additional technical and financial resources, and, if it deems this request justified, to take the necessary steps to provide such resources.
13. To take note of the report of PAHO.
14. To take note of the report of the Secretary General.
15. To commend III for its initiatives at transformation and modernization, in accordance with the emerging attention focused worldwide on the rights of indigenous populations; to urge member states that have not yet done so to join the Institute; and to encourage all member states to contribute to its funds.
16. To take note of the report of the Pan American Development Foundation and in particular its invaluable contributions of medical equipment to member states.