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Article 61. The agenda and regulations of the Meeting of Consultation shall be prepared by the Permanent Council.
Article 63. In the event of armed attack on the territory of an American State or within the region of security delimited by the treaty in force, the Chairman of the Permanent Council shall without delay call a meeting of the Council to decide on the convocation of the Organ of Consultation, without prejudice to the provisions of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance with regard to the States parties to that instrument.
Article 68. The Councils are responsible to the General Assembly and each has the authority granted to it in the Charter and other inter-American instruments and shall fulfill the mandates assigned to it by the General Assembly and the Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs.
Article 69. Each Member State has the right to one vote in the Councils.
Article 71. The Councils, on matters within their respective competence, may present to the General Assembly studies, proposals, and drafts of international instruments.
Article 73. The Councils, to the extent of their ability, shall render to the governments such technical services as they may request and respond to inquiries addressed to them within their respective spheres of competence.
Article 74. Each Council has the authority to require the other Councils, as well as the subsidiary organs responsible to them, to provide it with information and advisory services on matters within their respective spheres of competence. The Council may also request the same services from the other inter-American agencies.
Article 75. With the prior approval of the General Assembly, the Councils may establish the subsidiary organs they consider advisable for the better performance of their duties. In constituting the membership of these organs, the Councils, insofar as possible, shall follow the principles of rotation and equitable geographic representation.
Article 77. Each Council shall prepare its own statutes and submit them to the General Assembly for approval. It shall approve its own rules of procedure and those of its subsidiary organs, agencies, and committees.
Article 81. The Permanent Council shall serve provisionally as the Organ of Consultation in conformity with the provisions of the special treaty on the subject.
Article 91. The Permanent Council shall also:
a) Carry out those decisions of the General Assembly or of the meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs the implementation of which has not been assigned to any other body;'
b) Adopt the general standards to govern the operations of the General Secretariat and watch over their observance;
c) Prepare the draft agenda for each session of the General Assembly;
d) Examine the proposed program-budget and the draft resolution on quotas, and submit a report on them to the General Assembly, with any recommendations it deems appropriate;
e) Enter into agreements and adopt resolutions, in conformity with the provisions issued by the General Assembly, on its own initiative or, when appropriate, at the request of and with the advice of the competent organs of the Organization, in order to promote cooperation in the economic, social, cultural, and juridical fields with the organizations referred to in subparagraph (d) of article 52 (bis);
1) Make recommendations to the General Assembly with regard to the structure and functioning of the Organization and the coordination of its organs. The Permanent Council shall perform the work of coordination, following the guidelines adopted by the General Assembly, unless the General Assembly provides otherwise.
8) Decide on the convocation of specialized conferences, on its own initiative or at the request of another council or a specialized organization, and determine which organizations meet the qualifications established in article 130 to be considered as specialized organizations;
h) Consider the reports of the other Councils, of the Inter-American Juridical Committee, of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, of the General Secretariat, of the specialized organizations and conferences, and of the other organs and entities, and present the corresponding observations and recommendations to the General Assembly;
i) Perform the other functions assigned to it in the Charter and other interAmerican treaties, and fulfill the mandates assigned to it by the General Assembly and the Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs.
Article 92. The Permanent Council and the General Secretariat shall have the same seat, which shall be determined in the Statutes of the Permanent Council.
Article 93. The Inter-American Economic and Social Council is composed of one principal representative of the highest rank of each Member State, especially appointed by its government.
Article 94. The purpose of the Inter-American Economic and Social Council is to promote cooperation among the American countries in order to attain their integral development, in accordance with the standards set forth in Chapters VII and Vill.
Article 95. To achieve its purpose the Inter-American Economic and Social Council shall:
a) Recommend programs and courses of action and periodically study and evaluate, with the authorization of the government concerned, the efforts undertaken by the Member States in the economic and social sectors;
b) Promote and coordinate all economic and social activities of the Organization; c) Coordinate its activities with those of the other Councils of the Organization;
d) Determine the coordination of inter-American programs of cooperation for development with the corresponding organs of the United Nations and with other national and international agencies; and
e) Promote the solution of the cases contemplated in article 35 of the Charter, establishing the appropriate procedure.
Article 96. The Inter-American Economic and Social Council shall hold periodic meetings at the ministerial level.
Article 97. The Inter-American Economic and Social Council shall have a Permanent Executive Committee, which shall perform the tasks assigned to it by the Council, in accordance with its statutes and the general standards established by the Council.
Article 99. The Inter-American Council for Education, Science, and Culture is composed of one principal representative of each Member State, especially appointed by the corresponding Government.
Article 100. The purpose of the Inter-American Council for Education, Science, and Culture is to promote educational, scientific, technological, and cultural cooperation and exchange between Member States, in order to contribute to their integral development, in accordance with the standards set forth in Chapter IX.
Article 101. To accomplish its purposes the Inter-American Council for Education, Science, and Culture shall:
a)Promote and coordinate the educational, scientific, and cultural activities of the Organization;
b) Stimulate and support educational, scientific, and technological activities in accordance with national efforts toward integral development, as well as intellectual and artistic creativity, and the exchange of cultural works and folklore;
c) Coordinate its activities with those of the other Councils and establish cooperative relations with the corresponding organs of the United Nations and with other national and international bodies;
d) Adopt or recommend other appropriate measures to implement the standards contained in Chapter IX of the Charter.
Article 102. The Inter-American Council for Education, Science, and Culture shall hold periodic meetings at the ministerial level.
Article 103. The Inter-American Council for Education, Science, and Culture shall have a Permanent Executive Committee, which shall perform the tasks assigned to it by the Council, in accordance with its statutes and the general standards established by the Council.
Article 107. The Inter-American Juridical Committee shall be composed of no more than fifteen jurists from the Member States, elected for a period of four years from among candidates presented by those States. The General Assembly shall specify, in the statutes of the Committee, its exact number of members, and in electing them, shall follow a system that takes into account partial replacement of membership and, insofar as possible, equitable geographic representation. No two members of the Committee may be nationals of the same State. Vacancies that occur shall be filled in the manner set forth above.
Article 108. The Inter-American Juridical Committee represents all of the Member States of the Organization, and has technical autonomy.
Article 110. The Permanent Council, in consultation with the Inter-American Juridical Committee, shall prepare the draft statutes of the Committee, and shall submit them to the General Assembly for approval.
The Committee shall adopt its own rules of procedure.
Article 113. The General Secretariat shall perform the functions assigned to it in the Charter and in other inter-American treaties and agreements, and shall carry out the duties entrusted to it by the General Assembly, the Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, or the Councils.
Article 115. The Secretary General shall direct the General Secretariat, be the legal representative thereof, and, notwithstanding the provisions of article 91.b, be responsible to the General Assembly for the proper fulfillment of the obligations and functions of the General Secretariat. The Secretary General is the highest administrative officer of the Organization. Article 118. The General Secretariat shall also perform the following functions::
a) Transmit ex officio to the Member States notice of the convocation of the General Assembly, the Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the InterAmerican Economic and Social Council, the Inter-American Council for Education, Science and Culture, and the Specialized Conferences;'
b) Prepare the proposed program-budget of the Organization on the basis of programs adopted by the Councils, agencies, and entities whose expenses should be included in the program-budget and, after consultation with the Councils or their permanent committees, submit it to the Permanent Council and the General Assembly;
c) Provide secretariat services for the General Assembly and the other organs that lack them, and, to the extent of its ability, provide services for the other meetings of the Organization;
d) Serve as custodian of the documents and archives of the Inter-American Conferences, the General Assembly, the Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the Councils, and the Specialized Conferences:
e) Serve as depository of inter-American treaties and agreements, as well as of the instruments of ratification thereof;'
f) Submit to the General Assembly at each regular session an annual report on the activities of the Organization and its financial condition;"
g) Establish relations of cooperation, in accordance with decisions reached by the General Assembly or the Councils, with the Specialized Organizations as well as other national and international organizations.
Article 123. The Secretary General shall appoint, ad referendum to the Council concerned, the Assistant Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs and the Assistant Secretary for Education, Science and Culture, who shall also be the Secretaries of the corresponding Councils.
Article 124. In the performance of its specific duties, the General Secretariat shall adhere to the technical and administrative nature of its functions. Its personnel shall not seek or receive instructions from any government or from any authority outside the Organization, and shall refrain from actions incompatible with their position as international officers responsible only to the Organization.
Article 126. In selecting the personnel of the General Secretariat, consideration shall be given to efficiency, competence, and integrity, and to the advisability, in recruitment for all ranks, of obtaining as wide a geographic representation as possible.
Article 128. The Specialized Conferences are intergovernmental meetings, contingent in nature, to deal with special technical matters or specific aspects of inter-American cooperation for the integral development of the Member States.
The Specialized Conferences shall be convoked by the Permanent Council in conformity with article 91.g of the Charter.
Article 129. The agenda and rules of procedure of the Specialized Conferences shall be prepared by the corresponding Councils or by the Specialized Organizations involved, and approved by the corresponding Conference.
Article 130. For the purposes of the present Charter, Inter-American Specialized Organizations are the intergovernmental organizations established by multilateral agreements that have specific functions with respect to technical matters of common interest to the American States, and that enter into liaison agreements with the Organization of American States.
Article 132. The Specialized Organizations shall enjoy technical autonomy, but they shall take into account the recommendations of the General Assembly and the Councils, in conformity with the provisions of the Charter.
Article 133. The Specialized Organizations will transmit annual reports to the Permanent Council on the progress of their work and on their yearly budgets and accounts, in accordance with article 91.h.
Article 134. The liaison agreements shall also govern the relations between the Specialized Organizations and the Organization. They shall be concluded between each organization and the General Secretariat, with prior authorization by the Permanent Council.
Article 135. The Specialized Organizations may establish cooperative relations with world agencies of the same character in order to coordinate their activities. In concluding agreements with international agencies of a worldwide character, the Inter-American Specialized Organizations shall preserve their identity and their status as integral of the Organization of American States, even when they perform regional functions of international agencies.
Article 140. The representatives of the Member States on the organs of the Organization, the personnel of their delegations, as well as the Secretary General and the Assistant Secretary General, shall enjoy in the territory of each of the Member States the privileges and immunities corresponding to their positions and necessary for the independent performances of their duties.
Article 147. Amendments to the present Charter may be adopted only at a special session of the General Assembly convened for that purpose. Amendments shall enter into force in accordance with the terms and the procedure set forth in article 145.
ARTICLE III The following articles of the Charter of the Organization of American States shall be eliminated: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 54, 55, 56, 58, 70, 72, 80, 98, 104, 127, 131, 136, 149.
ARTICLE IV The following new articles are included in the Charter of the Organization of American States, numbered as shown:
Article 29. In exercising the principle of solidarity for the purpose of maintaining collective economic security for development, the Member States shall apply the measures and procedures to be established in a special treaty on the subject.
Article 31 (B). Inter-American cooperation for integral development is the common and joint responsibility of the Member States. It should include cooperation in economic, social, educational, cultural, scientific, and technological fields, support the achievement of national objectives of the Member States, and respect the priorities established by each country in its development plans, without political ties or conditions.
Article 32 (C). Inter-American cooperation for integral development should be continuous and shall preferably be channeled through multilateral organizations, without prejudice to bilateral cooperation between Member States.
The Member States shall contribute to inter-American cooperation for integral development in accordance with their resources and capabilities.
Article 33 (D). Development is primarily the responsibility of each country and should constitute an integral and continuous process for the establishment of a more just economic and social order that will make possible the full realization of the potential of the individual.
Article 34 (E). The Member States agree that equality of opportunity, substantial and self-sustaining increase in per capita national product, equitable distribution of wealth and income, and the establishment of forms of property conceived in relation to social functions, as each country may deem advisable, as well as full participation of their peoples in decisions relating to their own development, among others, are basic objectives of integral development.
Article 35 (F). Transnational enterprises and foreign private investment shall be subject to the legislation and to the jurisdiction of the competent courts of the host countries and should conform to their respective development policies.
Article 37 (I). The Member States reaffirm that international trade is a priority factor in development and, therefore, fair conditions for its development should be established.
Article 44 (P)?. To promote the expansion of trade among themselves and with the rest of the world, through the adoption of suitable policies and measures, giving particular attention to the following:
a. Attaining favorable conditions for the expansion of the real export earnings of the developing countries of the region and for increasing their participation in international trade;
b. Attaining favorable conditions of access to world markets for the products of the developing countries of the region, particularly through the elimination of restrictive and discriminatory practices;
c. The establishment of prices that will be stable, remunerative, and fair for producers, and equitable for consumers:
d. The achievement of better conditions for trade in basic products through international agreements, orderly marketing procedures, and other measures designed to promote market expansion;
e. The improvement of international cooperation in the financial field and the adoption of other measures to alleviate the adverse effects experienced by developing countries of the region that export basic products, as a result of sharp fluctuations in their export income; and
f. The diversification of exports and the broadening of opportunities for developing countries to export manufactured and semimanufactured products.
Article 45(Q). The Member States agree to pay special attention to the countries that are relatively less developed economically, and to market insufficiency that may arise in the region, or in the Member States, and to landlocked situations that affect some of them.
Article 46 (R). The competent organs will attempt, within the provisions of the Charter, to achieve greater collaboration by the countries not members of the Organization in the area of cooperation for development, following mutually agreed upon patterns.
Article 80. When the General Assembly is not in session, the Chairman of the Permanent Council shall represent the Organization for protocolary purposes and in any other specific cases when so instructed by the Council.
Article 145. The Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs shall continue to take cognizance, whenever appropriate, of the problems of an economic and social nature that affect the Member States with regard to collective economic security for development, in conformity with the purpose of the Organization referred to in article 2.c of the Charter, until such time as special treaties on the matter enter into force.
ARTICLE V The title of Chapter X of the Charter, “The Organs," shall be changed to “The Structure."
ARTICLE VI The order of Chapters XX and XXI of the Charter shall be changed, so that Chapter XX, "The Specialized Conferences," shall be "The Specialized Organizations" and XXI, "The Specialized Organizations," shall be "The Specialized Conferences,” with their corresponding articles.
ARTICLE VII The numbering of the following articles of the Charter of the Organization of American States shall be changed, as follows:
Article 29 shall be 30; 34 shall be 43; 35 shall be 36; 34 shall be 54;43 shall be 47;44 shall be 48; 45 shall be 49; 46 shall be 50; 47 shall be 51; 48 shall be 52; 49 shall be 53; 50 shall be 55; 51 shall be 56; 52 shall be 57:53 shall be 59; 57 shall be 60; 59 shall be 61; 60 shall be 62; 61 shall be 63; 62 shall be 64; 63 shall be 65; 64 shall be 66; 65 shall be 67; 66 shall be 68; 67 shall be 69; 68 shall be 70; 69 shall be 71; 71 shall be 72; 99 shall be 98; 100 shall be 99; 101 shall be 100; 102 shall be 101; 103 shall be 102; 105 shall be 103; 106 shall be 104; 107 shall be 105; 108 shall be 106; 109 shall be 107; 110 shall be 108; 111 shall be 109; 112 shall be 110; 113 shall be 111; 114 shall be 112; 115 shall be 113; 116 shall be 114; 117 shall be 115; 118 shall be 116; 119 shall be 117; 120 shall be 118; 121 shall be 119; 122 shall be 120; 123 shall be 121; 124 shall be 122; 125 shall be 123; 126 shall be 124; 128 shall be 130; 129 shall be 131; 130 shall be 125; 132 shall be 126; 133 shall be 127; 134 shall be 128, 135 shall be 129; 137 shall be 132; 138 shall be 133; 139 shall be 134: 140 shall be 135; 141 shall be 136; 142 shall be 137; 143 shall be 138; 144 shall be 139; 145 shall be 140; 146 shall be 141; 147 shall be 142; 148 shall be 143; 150 shall be 144.
ARTICLE VIII The present Protocol shall remain open for signature by the American States and shall be ratified in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures. The original instrument, the Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French texts of which are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the General Secretariat, which shall transmit certified copies thereof to the Governments for purposes of ratification. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the General Secretariat, which shall notify the signatory States of such deposit.
ARTICLE IX The present Protocol shall enter into force among the ratifying States when twothirds of the States signatory to this Protocol have deposited their instruments of ratification. It shall enter into force with respect to the remaining States in the order in which they deposit their instruments of ratification.
ARTICLE X The present Protocol shall be registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations through the General Secretariat of the Organization.