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AG/RES. 1865 (XXXII-O/02)


(Adopted at the fourth plenary session held on June 4, 2002) 



Article 30 of the Charter of the Organization of American States (OAS) which establishes that the member states, “inspired by the principles of inter-American solidarity and cooperation, pledge themselves to a united effort to ensure international social justice in their relations and integral development for their peoples, as conditions essential to peace and security,” and that “integral development encompasses the economic, social, educational, cultural, scientific and technological fields through which the goals that each country sets for accomplishing it should be achieved”; 

Article 33 of the Charter of the OAS, which establishes that “Development is a primary responsibility of each country and should constitute an integral and continuous process for the establishment of a more just social order that will make possible and contribute to the fulfillment of the individual”; and 

Resolution CIDI/RES. 114 (VII-O/02) "Follow-up of the International Conference on Financing for Development; 


            Resolutions CIDI/RES. I (I-E/01) and “AG/RES. 1806 (XXXI-O/01) “Strategic Plan for Partnership for Development 2002-2005”; 

            Resolution AG/RES. 1812 (XXXI-O/01) “Follow Up and Implementation of the Mandates of the Third Summit of the Americas in the Framework of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development”; and 

            The “Consensus of Monterrey” adopted by the United Nations International Conference on Financing for Development, which took place in Monterrey, México, March 18-22, 2002; 


            That Article 3.b of the Statutes of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development establishes that a function and responsibility of this body is to “[F]ormulate proposals for the establishment of the inter-American dialogue on integral development”; 

            That the principles of the “Consensus of Monterrey” are linked to the partnership for development concept implemented by CIDI to support the integral development of the member states; 

            That Article 3.3 of the Statutes of the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (IACD) establishes that among its functions and scope of authority is “[T]he development and establishment of cooperative relations with Permanent Observers, other states, and national and international organizations, regarding partnership for development activities”; 

            That one of the strategic objectives of the Strategic Plan for Partnership for Development 2002-2005 is to “[E]stablish new and strengthen existing strategic alliances with governmental, non-governmental, national, regional and multilateral development institutions, as well as with the private sector and civil society, to enhance the capacity to implement this Plan”; 

            That in the “Consensus of Monterrey”, the Heads of State and Government resolved “to confront the challenges of financing for development in the world, particularly in the developing countries ...,” “to eradicate poverty, achieve sustainable economic growth and promote sustainable development while moving toward an inclusive and equitable global economic system”; 

            That the Summits of the Americas process has established political priorities at the hemispheric level which coincide with the agreements reached in Monterrey and are intended to create greater prosperity, increase economic opportunities and, at the same time, promote social justice and the development of human potential; and 

            That the OAS has become one of the principal forums for implementing the mandates of the Summits through its dialogue and multilateral cooperation mechanisms, 


1.            To entrust CIDI with identifying opportunities for strengthening cooperation in the OAS in light of the results of the Conference of Monterrey on Financing for Development.  

2.            That the results of said analysis be submitted for the consideration of the Permanent Executive Committee of CIDI and the Permanent Council of the Organization so that, together, they can evaluate the appropriate mechanisms by which the OAS should link itself to the instruments and financing mechanisms for development identified by the Conference.  

3.            To ask the Secretary General to carry out consultations with inter-American institutions and other multilateral entities participating in the Conference with a view to convoking a meeting with them that would take place at OAS headquarters.  Its objective would be to agree on specific actions that would benefit the member states of the Organization from the results of the Monterrey Conference. 

4.             To ask CIDI to report to the General Assembly at its thirty-third regular session on the compliance of this resolution.

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