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AG/RES. 2532 (XL-O/10) Follow-up to the Special Conference on Security


June 8, 2010

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(Adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 8, 2010)

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

HAVING SEEN:

The Annual Report of the Permanent Council to the General Assembly, in particular the section on the matters entrusted to the Committee on Hemispheric Security (AG/doc.5111/10 add. 1); and

General Assembly resolutions AG/RES. 1998 (XXXIV-O/04), AG/RES. 2117 (XXXV-O/05), AG/RES. 2185 (XXXVI-O/06), AG/RES. 2274 (XXXVII-O/07), AG/RES. 2357 (XXXVIII-O/08), and AG/RES. 2443 (XXXIX-O/09), “Follow-up to the Special Conference on Security”;

RECALLING that the Declaration on Security in the Americas (DSA), adopted at the Special Conference on Security, held in Mexico City in 2003, establishes that “[o]ur new concept of security in the Hemisphere is multidimensional in scope, includes traditional and new threats, concerns, and other challenges to the security of the states of the Hemisphere, incorporates the priorities of each state, contributes to the consolidation of peace, integral development, and social justice, and is based on democratic values, respect for and promotion and defense of human rights, solidarity, cooperation, and respect for national sovereignty”;

REAFFIRMING the commitment to revitalize and strengthen the organs, institutions, and mechanisms of the inter-American system related to the various aspects of hemispheric security, to achieve greater coordination and cooperation among them, within their areas of competence, in order to improve the ability of the states of the Americas to address traditional threats as well as new threats, concerns, and other challenges to hemispheric security;

WELCOMING WITH SATISFACTION:

The Commemoration of the Fifth Anniversary of the Declaration on Security in the Americas, held in Washington, D.C., on February 19, 2009;

The meeting of the Committee on Hemispheric Security held in Washington, D.C., on February 4, 2010, which examined the progress that the member states and the organs, agencies, entities, and mechanisms of the Organization of American States (OAS) had made in implementing the Declaration, and which analyzed the outcomes of the commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Declaration; and

NOTING WITH SATISFACTION the presentation of voluntary reports on implementation of the DSA by Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States,

 

RESOLVES:

1. To urge all member states to continue implementing the Declaration on Security in the Americas (DSA), with a view to consolidating peace, stability, and security in the Hemisphere.

2. To reiterate to the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security that it should propose to the Committee on Hemispheric Security (CSH), using the resources currently at its disposal, a methodology with guidelines for facilitating the preparation and submission by member states of voluntary reports on measures and actions pertaining to implementation of the Declaration.

3. To keep the topic “Follow-up to the Special Conference on Security” on the agenda of the CSH in order to continue examining the progress of the member states and the organs, agencies, entities, and mechanisms of the OAS in implementing the DSA.

4. That the execution of the activities provided for in this resolution shall be subject to the availability of financial resources in the program-budget of the Organization and other resources.

5. To request the Permanent Council to report to the General Assembly at its forty-first regular session on the implementation of this resolution.



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