(Adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 7, 2011)
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
HAVING SEEN Resolution AG/RES. 2538 XL-O/10), “Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission”;
REAFFIRMING the Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain, whereby the countries pledged to continue implementing, as appropriate, the recommendations of the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM);/
BEARING IN MIND the approval by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), at its forty-eighth regular session, of the 33 national reports of the MEM Fifth Evaluation Round, 2007-2009;
BEARING IN MIND ALSO the approval of the Hemispheric Report of the MEM Fifth Evaluation Round, at its forty-ninth regular session;
REITERATING the importance of having up-to-date strategies and mechanisms that facilitate hemispheric cooperation to address all aspects of the world drug problem;
TAKING NOTE of the decision made by CICAD to carry out, in preparation for the Sixth Round of the MEM, a study to identify alternatives to strengthen the evaluation process and update it with respect to the Hemispheric Drug Strategy and the Hemispheric Plan of Action on Drugs 2011-2015; and
REAFFIRMING that the MEM is the appropriate instrument to measure member states’ progress in drug control in the Hemisphere and to assign recommendations designed to strengthen their capacity to address the world drug problem,
1. To note with satisfaction the approval by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the 33 national reports of the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM) from the Fifth Evaluation Round, 2007-2009, at the forty-eighth regular session of the Commission.
2. To also note with satisfaction the approval by CICAD of the Hemispheric Report of the MEM Fifth Evaluation Round, 2007-2009, at the forty-ninth regular session of the Commission.
3. To encourage member states to implement the recommendations assigned by the MEM in the national reports on progress in drug control.
4. To invite member states to continue to participate actively in the MEM during the follow-up phase of the Fifth Evaluation Round and in the preparatory process for the Sixth Round.
5. To further invite member states to strengthen the role of the National Coordinating Entities (NCE’s) and facilitate the participation of their experts in meetings of the MEM’s Governmental Expert Group (GEG) in order to guarantee the effectiveness and validity of the MEM.
6. To encourage member states to, when possible, make voluntary contributions to support the MEM and guarantee its continuity and strengthening.
7. To urge member states to comply with the requirements stemming from their participation in the MEM, particularly as regards the submission of information for the work of the GEG, in order to ensure a proper assessment of progress made in controlling the world drug problem.
8. To entrust CICAD with the adoption of the actions necessary to commence the Sixth Round of the MEM.
9. To encourage member states to disseminate the MEM reports on progress in drug control.
10. That execution of the activities envisaged in this resolution will be subject to the availability of financial resources in the program-budget of the Organization and other resources.
. “The Government of Nicaragua places on record its express reservation to the Declaration of the Fifth Summit of the Americas, held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. During that event, Nicaragua expressed its view that the Declaration of the Fifth Summit of the Americas was unacceptable and inadequate as it did not resolve a number of matters that were extremely important for the Hemisphere and were still under discussion. Nor does Nicaragua accept that references may be made to that Declaration in the resolutions to be adopted by the OAS General Assembly. Nicaragua reaffirms that the items on the General Assembly agenda should be derived from the debates and deliberations of the heads of state and government in Trinidad and Tobago.”