General assembly thirty-eighth regular session




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PROGRAM OF ACTION FOR THE DECADE OF THE AMERICAS FOR
THE RIGHTS AND DIGNITY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (2006-2016)
AND SUPPORT FOR ITS TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT

(Adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 3, 2008)



THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT that, in the Plan of Action of the Fourth Summit of the Americas (Mar del Plata, Argentina, November 2005), the Heads of State and Government instructed the Organization of American States (OAS) to “consider at the next OAS period of regular sessions of the General Assembly to be held in the Dominican Republic, a Declaration on the Decade of the Americas for Persons with Disabilities (20062016), together with a program of action”;
RECALLING resolutions AG/RES. 1249 (XXIII-O/93) and AG/RES. 1356 (XXV-O/95), “Situation of Persons with Disabilities in the American Hemisphere”; AG/RES. 1369 (XXVI-O/96), “Panama Commitment to Persons with Disabilities in the American Hemisphere”; AG/RES. 2230 (XXXVI-O/06); and AG/RES. 2339 (XXXVII-O/07), which adopted the “Program of Action for the Decade of the Americas for the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities (20062016)”;
BEARING IN MIND:
The Declaration on the Decade of the Americas for the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities (20062016), adopted in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with the theme “Equality, Dignity, and Participation” [AG/DEC. 50 (XXXVI-O/06)], the objectives of which are the recognition and full exercise of the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities and their right to participate fully in economic, social, cultural, and political life and in the development of their societies, without discrimination and on an equal basis with others; and
The need, during the aforementioned Decade, to undertake programs, plans, and measures to bring about the inclusion of and full participation by persons with disabilities in all aspects of society; to carry out social, political, economic, cultural, and development programs that afford such persons opportunities; to promote effective measures to prevent new disabilities; and to provide persons with disabilities with access to rehabilitation services and programs, on an equal basis with others;
CONSIDERING:
That the Program of Action assigns the coordination of its execution to a technical secretariat, hereinafter referred to as SEDISCAP, the purpose of which will be to provide support to member states, persons with disabilities and their organizations, and OAS bodies, to follow up on the commitments set forth therein and the planning of activities in pursuit of its specific aims and measures; and
Resolution CP/RES. 926 (1625/08), “Installation in Panama of the Technical Secretariat for the Implementation of the Program of Action for the Decade of the Americas for the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities (20062016)”; and
CONVINCED that successful application and implementation of the Program of Action for the Decade depends on member states’ honoring their commitments and on support from multilateral cooperation agencies, civil society organizations, especially those specialized in this area, and the private sector,
RESOLVES:
1. To thank the Government of the Republic of Panama for its steadfast and effective support for the Program of Action and for the installation in Panama City, Republic of Panama, of the Technical Secretariat for the Implementation of the Program of Action for the Decade of the Americas for the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities (20062016) (SEDISCAP), and for the adoption by the Permanent Council of document CP/CAJP-2538/07 rev. 3, which defines the structure, legal status, and funding of the Technical Secretariat.
2. To declare the importance of contributing to the Specific Fund for Voluntary Contributions established by the Permanent Council, the purpose of which is to support SEDISCAP operations.
3. To thank the General Secretariat for its support for the launching of said Technical Secretariat.
4. To request the Secretary General, taking account of the legal and financial status of SEDISCAP, to provide the Permanent Council, at the end of SEDISCAP’s first year of effective operation, with a report on its operations, budget outturn, adjusted budgets, and budget projections, and on firm funding commitments for subsequent years.
5. To instruct the Permanent Council to follow up on this resolution, which will be implemented, where it pertains to SEDISCAP, with resources from the Specific Fund for Voluntary Contributions established for that purpose and, where it pertains to the responsibilities assigned in this area to the Secretariat for Legal Affairs, within the resources allocated in the program-budget of the Organization and other resources. In addition, to present a report on its implementation to the General Assembly at its thirty-ninth regular session.
AG/RES. 2366 (XXXVIII-O/08)
SUPPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE FOR THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
(Adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 3, 2008)

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,


BEARING IN MIND:
The Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities, adopted in Guatemala on June 7, 1999, which entered into force on September 14, 2001, and has been ratified by 17 member states; and
Resolution AG/RES. 2263 (XXXVII-O/07), “Support for the Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities”;
HAVING SEEN the report on the First Meeting of the Committee, held on February 28 and March 1, 2007, in Panama City, Republic of Panama (CEDDIS/doc.28/07); and
CONSIDERING that the states parties to the Convention have submitted their comments on the national reports, which will make it possible to hold the Second Meeting of the Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities in the second half of 2008; and considering the offer of Brazil to host said meeting,
RESOLVES:
1. To express its satisfaction with the progress made in the work of the Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities; and to encourage it to convene its Second Meeting during the second half of 2008 to facilitate preparation of the report on the progressive implementation of the Convention, especially Article VI thereof, and Article 20 of the Committee’s Rules of Procedure, which, in turn, would make it possible to submit that report to the General Assembly for information at its thirty-ninth regular session.
2. To reiterate the importance of contributing to the specific fund for voluntary contributions entitled “Specific Fund for the Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities,” in order to supplement financing for the activities of the Committee and its Technical Secretariat and to allow for the participation of representatives appointed by those states parties that, owing to special circumstances, cannot finance such participation.
3. To request the Secretary General to continue, through the Department of International Law, which is the Technical Secretariat of the Committee, supporting the tasks assigned to the Committee.
4. To request the Permanent Council to report to the General Assembly at its thirty-ninth regular session on the implementation of this resolution, the execution of which shall be subject to the availability of financial resources in the program-budget of the Organization and other resources.

AG/RES. 2367 (XXXVIII-O/08)


DRAFT INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION AGAINST RACISM
AND ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AND INTOLERANCE
(Adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 3, 2008)

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,


HAVING SEEN the Annual Report of the Permanent Council to the General Assembly (AG/doc.4820/08);
REAFFIRMING the content of resolution AG/RES. 2276 (XXXVII-O/07), “Draft Inter-American Convention against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance,” and all prior resolutions on the subject: AG/RES. 1712 (XXX-O/00) and AG/RES. 1774 (XXXI-O/01), both entitled “Preparation of a Draft Inter-American Convention aganst Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance”; AG/RES. 1905 (XXXII-O/02), “Prevention of Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance and Consideration of the Preparation of an Inter-American Draft Convention”; and AG/RES. 1930 (XXXIII-O/03), AG/RES. 2038 (XXXIV-O/04), and AG/RES. 2126 (XXXV-O/05), “Prevention of Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance and Consideration of the Preparation of a Draft Inter-American Convention”; and
HAVING SEEN document CAJP/GT/RDI-57/07 rev. 7 corr. 1, “Consolidated Document: Draft Inter-American Convention against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance,”
RESOLVES:


  1. To take note of the progress achieved by the Working Group to Prepare a Draft Inter-American Convention against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance.




  1. To instruct the Working Group to continue negotiations on that draft Convention, taking into account the progress set forth in document CAJP/GT/RDI-57/07 rev. 7 corr. 1, “Consolidated Document: Draft Inter-American Convention against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance,” and in keeping with the work plan and working procedure to be adopted by the Group as it begins its activities.




  1. To request that the Working Group continue promoting contributions from member states; organs, agencies, and entities of the Organization of American States (OAS); the United Nations; and regional organizations; and to urge those bodies to continue sending their written contributions to the Working Group for consideration; and, bearing in mind the Guidelines for Participation by Civil Society Organizations in OAS Activities, contained in Permanent Council resolution CP/RES. 759 (1217/99), dated December 15, 1999, that it also continue to receive contributions from vulnerable groups and from interested civil society organizations.




  1. To request the Working Group to hold a one-day meeting at OAS headquarters, prior to the close of 2008, to receive contributions and inputs on the negotiation process of the Draft Inter-American Convention against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance, for the purpose of furthering and strengthening the negotiation process of the draft Convention and facilitating the participation of government experts. The purpose of that meeting is to ensure that the contributions of the participants and experts guide and enrich the negotiation process through technical analysis of specific points previously identified by the Working Group.




  1. To renew the mandates to the Justice Studies Center of the Americas (JSCA) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), as set forth in paragraphs 5, 7, and 8 of resolution AG/RES. 2168 (XXXVI-O/06).




  1. To request the General Secretariat to continue to provide support to the Working Group’s activities, through the Executive Secretariat of the IACHR and the Department of International Law of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs.




  1. To request the Permanent Council to report to the General Assembly at its thirty-ninth regular session on the implementation of this resolution, the execution of which shall be subject to the availability of financial resources in the program-budget of the Organization and other resources.

AG/RES. 2368 (XXXVIII-O/08)


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