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AG/RES. 1899 (XXXII-O/02)

COOPERATION BETWEEN THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES AND THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS 

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

            THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

            REAFFIRMING the commitment of the Organization of American States to promoting and protecting the fundamental rights of the individual without distinction as to race, nationality, creed, or sex; 

            RECALLING that the American Convention on Human Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man have as a common objective the promotion and protection of human rights; 

            CONSIDERING that the United Nations General Assembly established the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and that the Office of the Regional Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean, established by the High Commissioner, began its operations on November 1, 2001, in Santiago, Chile; and 

            EXPRESSING ITS SATISFACTION at the increasing cooperation between bodies of the inter-American system for the protection of human rights and those pertaining to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, 

RESOLVES: 

            1.         To welcome the establishment, in Santiago, Chile, of the Office of the Regional Advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and to encourage the organs of the inter-American system for the promotion and protection of human rights to establish ties with that Office. 

            2.         To invite the organs of the inter-American system and of the United Nations system to continue and step up efforts for mutual collaboration to strengthen human rights in the Hemisphere and to promote their full effectiveness, in the framework of existing cooperation agreements between the two organizations.
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