Wednesday, June 3, 2009

OAS resolution text

Here's the text of the OAS resolution adopted today:


RECOGNIZING the shared interest in the full participation of all the member states;

GUIDED by the purposes and principles of the Organization of American States embodied in the Charter of the Organization and its other fundamental instruments related to security, democracy, self determination, non-intervention, human rights, and development;

CONSIDERING the open-mindedness that characterized the dialogue of the heads of state and government at the Fifth Summit of the Americas, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and that in that same spirit the member states wish to establish a revitalized and ample framework of cooperation in hemispheric relations; and

BEARING IN MIND that pursuant to Article 54 of the OAS Charter, the General Assembly is the supreme organ of the Organization,


1. That Resolution VI, adopted on January 31, 1962 at the Eighth Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, which excluded the Government of Cuba from its participation in the Inter-American System hereby ceases to have effect in the Organization of American States.

2. That the participation of the Republic of Cuba in the OAS will be the result of a process of dialogue initiated at the request of the Government of Cuba, and in accordance with the practices, purposes and principles of the OAS.


Anonymous said...

just when you think Latins couldn't make themselves more irrevelant, they outdo themselves!

Let them have Cuba, snuggling up to dinosaur regime emblematic of mercifully long-passed era.

The U.S. needs to move on with strengthening relationships with countries living in the 21st century.

Anonymous said...

The next thing is the redefinition of the OAS Charter.

Vecino de NF