AG/RES. 1883 (XXXII-O/02)
OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE ORGANS, AGENCIES, AND ENTITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION
(Adopted at the fourth plenary session held on June 4, 2002)
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
HAVING SEEN the observations and recommendations made by the Permanent Council (CP/doc.3600/02) on the annual reports presented by the Pan American Health Organization (CP/doc.3455/01), the Inter-American Commission of Women (CP/doc.3548/02), the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CP/doc.3549/02), the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) (CP/doc.3547/02), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (CP/doc.3563/02), the Inter American Children’s Institute (CP/doc.3562/02), the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH) (CP/doc.3566/02), the Administrative Tribunal (TRIBAD) (CP/doc.3554/02), and the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (CEJA) (CP/doc.3551/02);
That the Permanent Council’s recommendations and observations recognize the successful endeavors of the Organization’s organs, agencies, and entities in furtherance of the principles and objectives of the Organization and of the inter-American system; and
That, in resolution AG/RES. 1669 (XXIX-O/99), the General Assembly requested the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization to include in their annual reports to the General Assembly the draft resolutions that they see fit to transmit to it, after consideration by their respective members or specialists in the area; and
BEARING IN MIND that these reports have been presented pursuant to Article 91.f of the OAS Charter and resolution AG/RES. 1452 (XXVII-O/97),
1. To note the observations and recommendations of the Permanent Council on the annual reports and to transmit them to the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization.
2. To convey its thanks to the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization that complied with the statutory deadline for the presentation of annual reports, and once again to urge all organs, agencies, and entities to include a section on the quantifiable results obtained.
3. To instruct the OAS organs, agencies, and entities to include in their reports to the General Assembly a detailed account of the measures taken to implement the Inter-American Program on the Promotion of Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equity and Equality and to mainstream the gender perspective into their programs, projects, and activities.
4. To express thanks to the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) for having presented, as part of its annual report, a draft resolution that had been considered earlier by its specialists, and to urge the other organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization to include in their annual reports the draft resolutions that they see fit to transmit to the General Assembly, after consideration by their respective members or specialists in the area.
5. To express its appreciation to the Inter-American Commission of Women and its Permanent Secretariat for its considerable efforts in promoting women’s rights in the Americas and for implementing the Inter-American Program on the Promotion of Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equity and Equality.
6. To express its recognition to the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture and to encourage it to continue its constructive work in support of member states as they pursue progress and prosperity in the Hemisphere, through modernization of the rural sector, promotion of food security, and development of a competitive, technologically prepared, environmentally managed, and socially equitable agricultural sector for the peoples of the Americas.
7. To congratulate the Inter-American Children’s Institute for its 75 years of service to the children of member states, and to urge the Director General to continue his efforts to increase the portion of the program-budget devoted to programs and projects under the Strategic Plan 2000-2004.
8. To acknowledge the Pan American Institute of Geography and History for the work conducted in its four committees in the Hemisphere, to urge it to continue to implement the policies, strategies, lines of research, and work approved at the seventeenth session of its General Assembly, and to urge the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (IACD) under the Strategic Plan of CIDI to support the Institute in development programs.
9. To congratulate the Pan American Health Organization on its 100th anniversary and, in particular, to underscore the important activities conducted by that Organization in fulfillment of its purposes and objectives.
10. To remind all the organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization once again that annual reports must be submitted by the prescribed deadline, which is 90 days prior to the start of the General Assembly session.
11. To urge all the organs, agencies, and entities to approve their annual reports, following the procedures applicable for each report, at least 120 days prior to the General Assembly session.