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G E N E R A L      S E C R E T A R I A T

EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 76-1
SUBJECT: 1976 - YEAR OF THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMPHICTYONIC CONGRESS OF PANAMA

 

On april 7 of this year the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States adopted Resolution CP/Res. 183 (244/76) entitled "Proclamation of 1976 as the Year of the One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the Amphictyonic Congress of Panama." (The complete text of the Resolution is attached for your information).

In operative paragraph 3 of that resolution the Permanent Council instructs the General Secretariat of the Organization to prominently display the following inscription on the masthead of the publications, documents, and correspondence it issues this year:

1976 - Year of the One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the Amphictyonic Congress of Panama

In order to implement the instructions of the Permanent Council, your full cooperation is requested in carrying out the following directives:

1. The Executives Secretaries, Assistant Secretaries, and Directors of Departments and Offices shall be responsible for displaying the inscription on the bottom of the cover page or first page of all internal reports and correspondence emanating from their respective areas. They shall also be responsible for notifying the directors of the training centers and other projects outside headquarters to comply with these instructions in the issuance of their documents, publications, and correspondence.

2. The Directors of the Offices of the General Secretariat in the member states and Office in Europe shall be responsible for ensuring that the inscription is displayed on all other official communications and OAS publications and documents issued away from headquarters.

3. The Department of Publications shall be responsible for displaying the inscription on all OAS publications and documents printed by that Department.

4. The Contracting Office shall be responsible for ordering and supplying all offices with stationery, memoranda sheets and envelopes bearing this inscription.

5. The Department of Public Information shall be responsible for displaying the inscription on all correspondence, press releases, information bulletins, and other public information issuances. That Department shall also be responsible for ensuring that all OAS radio, television, and movie programs include reference to 1976 as the Year of the One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the Amphictyonic Congress of Panama.

6. The editors of the "Américas," "Ciencia Interamericana," "Estadística," "Inter-American Review of Bibliography," "La Educación," "OAS Chronicle," and all other periodical publications shall be responsible for displaying the inscription on the covers of those publications.

7. The secretariats of the following organs and entities of the OAS at General Secretariat headquarters shall be responsible for displaying the inscription on their correspondence, documents, and publications:

General Assembly

Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Permanent Council

Permanent Executive Committee of the Inter-American Economic and Social Council (CEPCIES)

Permanent Executive Committee of the Inter-American Council for Education, Science and Culture (CEPCIECC)

Specialized Conferences

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Inter-American Commission of Women

Inter-American Nuclear Energy Commission

Inter-American Statistical Institute

Board of Directors of the Inter-American Institute of Agricultural Sciences

Administrative Tribunal

8. The Department of Legal Affairs will be responsible for displaying the inscription on those issuances of the Inter-American Juridical Committee that are published by the General Secretariat through that Department. The Secretary General invites the Inter-American Juridical Committee to display the inscription on the correspondence, documents, and publications of that Committee emanating from its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

9. The Secretary General invites the following Specialized Organizations of the OAS to join the General Secretariat in this commemoration of the Amphictyonic Congress of Panama by displaying the inscription on the correspondence, documents and publications emanating from their headquarters:

Inter-American Children's Institute

Montevideo, Uruguay

Inter-American Indian Institute

México, D.F., México

Inter-American Institute of Agricultural Sciences

San José, Costa Rica

Inter-American Institute of Geography and History

México, D.F., México

Pan American Health Organization

Washington, D.C.

The Secretary General also invites the participation of other agencies of the Inter-American System as follows:

Inter-American Defense Board

Inter-American Defense College

Inter-American Development Bank

The Pan American Development Foundation is also invited to participate in this commemoration in the same manner as the above-mentioned entities.

10. The Official texts of the inscription in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French are appended to this Executive Order. The Department of Publications Editorial Bulletin No. 1/76 containing these texts shall be distributed to the staff.

This Executive Order shall enter into effect on this date and shall supersede all prior orders that may be in conflict with it.

Alejandro Orfila
Secretary General

May 19, 1976