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AG/RES. 2632 (XLI-O/11) Future of the Mission and Functions of the Instruments and Components of the Inter-American Defense System


Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
June 7, 2011

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(Adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 7, 2011)

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

TAKING NOTE of the Declaration of Santa Cruz de la Sierra of the IX Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, from November 22 to 25, 2010, which recommended that the OAS convene a conference on the future of the mission and functions of the instruments and components of the inter-American defense system,

RESOLVES:

1. To instruct the Permanent Council to begin the process of appropriate steps and consultations to consider convening a special conference on the future of the mission and functions of the instruments and components of the inter-American defense system, in keeping with the recommendation of the IX Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas.

2. To request the General Secretariat to report to the General Assembly at its forty-second regular session on the implementation of this resolution. 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.


1. Nicaragua does not support this draft resolution, nor does it agree with any initiative aimed at improving, strengthening, optimizing, or revamping the Inter-American Defense Board. Nicaragua does not agree with IADB intervention in matters of a military or other nature that involves undermining the sovereignty, independence, institutions, and legal structures of the country.

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