AG/DEC. 68 (XLI-O/11)
(Adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 7, 2011)
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
WELCOMES the success of the recent electoral process in Haiti;
NOTES with satisfaction the commitment of the Haitian people to democracy and to the betterment of their country confirmed through their participation in the recent elections;
ACKNOWLEDGES the efforts of the international community and all contributors in support of Haiti, and in particular the work of the Organization of American States, the Joint OAS-CARICOM Electoral Observation Mission, and the United Nations;
EXTENDS its most sincere congratulations to the people of Haiti for their resolve, political maturity and commitment to democracy and the rule of law and salutes their courage demonstrated during times of difficulty, especially after the earthquake of January 12, 2010;
CONGRATULATES Mr. Michel Joseph Martelly on his democratic election and assumption of office as President of the Republic of Haiti and extends the support of the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) for his efforts to meet the expectations of the Haitian people;
WELCOMES the opportunity seized by the Haitian people to address current challenges linked to the reconstruction process, and to work towards a better future for all Haitians;
ENCOURAGES all political actors in Haiti to resolve any remaining electoral disputes through transparent and efficient legal means in order to ensure that the results reflect the will of the Haitian people;
TAKES NOTE WITH SATISFACTION of the commitments made by the President of the Republic of Haiti to promote national reconciliation, social inclusion, universal education, good governance, the rule of law, police and justice reform, restoration of the environment, sustainable development, and prosperity for all Haitians;
ACKNOWLEDGES the efforts of the donor community and calls upon them to fulfill without delay all pledges, including those made at the International Donors’ Conference “Towards a New Future for Haiti” held on 31 March 2010, and to continue working with the new government in support of its efforts to achieve the reconstruction of the country and its integral development;
WELCOMES the attention afforded to Haiti by the United Nations and the role played by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in reinforcing the efforts made to ensure the conditions for the success of development initiatives in Haiti;
REAFFIRMS the continued engagement of the Organization of American States (OAS) to support the efforts of the Haitian authorities, upon their request, to strengthen the rule of law and respect for human rights, political stability and democratic governance, as well as social and economic development in Haiti; and
REMAINS FIRMLY CONVINCED that the reconstruction process and the development program of Haiti can bring significant and lasting change only through clear Haitian leadership and should have strong support of Member States and other partner governments and international institutions.
AG/RES. 2617 (XLI-O/11)
FOLLOW-UP TO THE SPECIAL CONFERENCE ON SECURITY
(Adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 7, 2011)
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.5217/11);
HAVING SEEN 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), AG/RES. 2443 (XXXIX-O/09), and AG/RES. 2532 (XL-O/10) “Follow-up on 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;
EXPRESSING ITS SATISFACTION with the results of the meetings of the Committee on Hemispheric Security of February 10, 2011, which examined progress in implementation of the Declaration by member states and by the organs, agencies, entities, and mechanisms of the OAS; and of March 10, 2011, which adopted the “Criteria to guide and facilitate preparation and presentation of voluntary reports by member states on measures and activities related to implementation of the Declaration on Security in the Americas” (CP/CSH-1280/11 rev. 1);
NOTING WITH SATISFACTION the presentation of voluntary reports on implementation of the Declaration on Security in the Americas (DSA) by Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States; and
RECOGNIZING the importance of the interaction between the areas of integral development and multidimensional security,
To urge all member states to continue implementing the Declaration on Security in the Americas, with a view to consolidating peace, stability, and security in the Hemisphere.
To invite the member states to submit voluntary reports on implementation of the Declaration on Security in the Americas using the document “Criteria to Guide and Facilitate Preparation and Presentation of Voluntary Reports by Member States on Measures and Activities related to Implementation of the Declaration on Security in the Americas” (CP/CSH-1280/11 rev. 1).
To request, in accordance with paragraph 43 of the Declaration on Security in the Americas, that the Committee on Hemispheric Security continue coordinating cooperation among the organs, agencies, entities, and mechanisms of the Organization related to the various aspects of security and defense in the Hemisphere, respecting the mandates and areas of competence of each, in order to achieve the application, evaluation, and follow-up of the Declaration on Security in the Americas.
To request, in keeping with paragraph 44 of the Declaration on Security in the Americas, that the Committee on Hemispheric Security continue maintaining the necessary liaison with other institutions and mechanisms, whether subregional, regional, or international, related to the various aspects of security and defense in the Hemisphere, respecting the mandates and areas of competence of each, in order to achieve the application, evaluation, and follow-up of the Declaration on Security in the Americas.
To request that the Permanent Council, through the Committee on Hemispheric Security, to convene a meeting in the first quarter of 2013 to review progress in implementation of the Declaration on Security in the Americas by member states and by the organs, agencies, entities, and mechanisms of the OAS.
To instruct the Permanent Council and the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) to hold, prior to the forty-second regular session of the General Assembly, a joint meeting for member states and the General Secretariat to present their views and experiences on initiatives and programs that contribute to multidimensional security and integral development, and to explore opportunities for cooperation in this field, and foster collaboration between the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security and the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development, in areas of common interest.
To request the Permanent Council 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.
AG/RES. 2618 (XLI-O/11)