AG/RES. 1375 (XXVI-O/96)
EXTENSION OF THE MANDATE OF CIAV/OAS
(Resolution adopted at the seventh plenary session, held on June 6, 1996)
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
BEARING IN MIND resolutions AG/RES. 675 (XIII-O/83), AG/RES. 702 (XIV-O/84), AG/RES. 770 (XV-O/85), AG/RES. 831 (XVI-O/86), AG/RES. 870 (XVII-O/87), AG/RES. 937 (XVIII-O/88), AG/RES. 993 (XIX-O/89), AG/RES. 1057 (XX-O/90), AG/RES. 1122 (XXI-O/91), AG/RES. 1191 (XXII-O/92), and AG/RES. 1342 (XXV-O/95);
RECALLING the agreement signed by the presidents of the Central American countries who met in Tela, Honduras, on August 7, 1989, to establish a Commission for Support and Verification (CIAV) under the auspices of the Organization of American States (OAS);
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the report presented by the Secretary General concerning resolution AG/RES. 1342 (XXV-O/95) on CIAV/OAS activities (AG/doc.3319/96);
FURTHER TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the request from the Government of Nicaragua that the Organization continue its program of support for Nicaragua for six months, i.e., until December 31, 1996;
RECOGNIZING the contribution made by CIAV/OAS to the reintegration of former combatants into civilian life, the observance of human rights, and the process of national reconciliation; and
MINDFUL of the Declaration of Managua; the Summit of the Americas; and the Ninth Meeting of the Central American Security Commission, held on April 19, 1995,
1. To thank the Secretary General for his report on CIAV/OAS activities in Nicaragua and to reiterate its appreciation for the valuable work accomplished.
2. To support the Secretary General in his efforts to attract external financial resources in accordance with the request submitted and any subsequent requests, in order to carry out a program of support for Nicaragua which would include a six-month extension, until December 31, 1996, of the CIAV/OAS presence and activities in Nicaragua to verify the rights and guarantees of demobilized persons, the extension of its mandate to all population groups affected by the aftereffects of the conflict, and its participation in any activities indicated by the Government of Nicaragua to guarantee respect for human rights, education for peace, and the definitive consolidation thereof in the country.
3. To spur the process of a gradual transfer of the mandate, resources, and experience acquired by CIAV/OAS, especially in the area of human rights, with a view to the institutional strengthening of the office of the human rights ombudsman.
4. To ensure the continuity of such social development projects as self-help housing and schools to facilitate the creation of stable communities as a source of productive employment.
5. To request the member and permanent observer states to continue helping Nicaragua to recover from the consequences of armed conflict and to collaborate in the consolidation of democracy, pursuant to the request of the Government of Nicaragua.
6. Further to request the Secretary General to report to the General Assembly at its next regular session on the implementation of this resolution.