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FORTY-FIFTH REGULAR SESSION OEA/Ser.P June 15 to 16, 2015 AG/doc.5493/15 corr. 1 Washington, D.C. 14 June 2015 Original: Spanish Item 14 on the agenda DRAFT RESOLUTION INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON PROTECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS 1 / 2 / 3 /4 /5 /6 /7 / (Agreed upon by the Permanent Council at its meeting held on June 9, 2015) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, HAVING SEEN the “Annual Report of the Permanent Council to the General Assembly”; RECALLING the contents of resolution AG/RES. 2825 (XLIV-O/14), “Draft Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons” and of all previous resolutions on the same issue; RECOGNIZING the significant contributions that the members states, the organs, agencies, and entities of the OAS, other regional, international, and United Nations agencies, particularly the Pan American Health Organization, civil society organizations, and other social actors have made to the ongoing process of negotiations; and CONVINCED of the need for a legally binding regional instrument to protect the human rights of older persons while fostering active ageing in all its dimensions, 1 . Canada recalls its previous footnotes outlining its reservations on the drafting of the Inter- American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons. Canada is not endorsing … 2 . The United States has consistently objected to the negotiation of new legally binding instruments on the rights of older persons. We reiterate our longstanding reservations and concerns with that … 3 . Jamaica: The Convention shall not be interpreted as diminishing the principle of sanctity of life protected under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, nor as creating a right to die. 4 . The Government of the Republic of Nicaragua, as guarantor of promotion and protection of human rights for all its citizens, has a constitutionally underpinned legal framework that includes … 5 . The Peruvian Government, in consideration of the importance of the draft Convention, places on record that it is continuing to analyze the economic and other implications that could arise from … 6 . The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela promotes, respects, and guarantees the human rights enshrined in inter-American and international law. However, it considers that the organs of the … 7 . The delegation of Paraguay wishes to state that it will lodge reservations on certain aspects of the Convention on the Human Rights of Older Persons, in keeping with …
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RESOLVES: To adopt the following Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons: INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON PROTECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF OLDER PERSONS PREAMBLE The States Parties to the present Convention, Recognizing that unqualified respect for human rights has been enshrined in the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and reaffirmed in other international and regional instruments; Reiterating the intention of consolidating, within the framework of democratic institutions, a
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