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1 Contributions from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2011 Presentation delivered by Ambassador Alfonso Quiñonez, Secretary for External Relations, March 27, 2012

2 Mandate AG/RES. 1 (XLII-E/11) rev. 1 Paragraph 4.a To instruct the Secretary General, as part of his fundraising efforts, to promote and encourage, through the Secretariat for External Relations, in coordination with member states, support for the implementation of the mandates of the General Assembly, and to submit a report to the CAAP on an annual basis on the results of these efforts.

3 Mandates Executive Order rev. 2 The Department of International Affairs, as part of the Secretariat for External Relations: Coordinates relations with the Permanent Observers so as to provide them with information on the role of the Organization and the priorities of the hemispheric agenda, and to secure substantive and financial support for OAS activities. Recommends means of strengthening the General Secretariats ties with the permanent observer missions and with specialized organizations and institutions, both regional and international.

4 Permanent Observer Status to the OAS April 1971, establishment the status of Permanent Observer in AG/RES. 50 (I/71). In January 1972, the procedures for granting Permanent Observer status were determined by Resolution CP/RES. 52 (61/72), later revised in June 1984 in CP/RES. 407 (573/84).

5 Background Permanent Observer status has been granted to 67 states and the European Union; 31 countries have provided support to the programs of the OAS; 18 countries contribute regularly to these programs; An additional 13 contribute less regularly; Permanent Observers provide support in the form of cash contributions, training courses, experts, specialized services, interns, and the donation of equipment; Spain, France and Italy have Ambassadors accredited exclusively to the OAS; Permanent Observers maintain an ongoing dialogue with the General Secretariat regarding themes of common interest.

6 2011 Cooperation The Organization received cash contributions amounting to a total of US$15,766,615 from the following Permanent Observer countries: Spain, The Netherlands, Sweden, European Union, China, Norway, France, Finland, Germany, Korea, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Turkey, Luxembourg, Greece, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Qatar, Slovenia, Monaco, Portugal, United Kingdom

7 2011 Cooperation Of the contributions received in 2011: – 38.84% came from Spain; – 22.23% from the Netherlands; – 9.70% from Sweden; – 7.07% from the European Union; – 4.08% from Norway; and, – 2.73% from France. – Finland, Germany, China, Denmark, Korea, Italy, and Switzerland contributed 12.89% of the total.

8 Cash Contributions from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2011 Spain6,124, The Netherlands3,504, Sweden1,529, European Union1,115, Norway643, France430, Finland430, Germany406, Korea260, Denmark258, China247, Italy223, Switzerland205, Ireland140, Turkey80, Luxembourg49, Greece40, Azerbaijan20, Qatar10, Slovenia9, Monaco6, United Kingdom4,

9 Technical Areas Receiving Donations The areas that most benefited from 2011 cash contributions were: Secretariat for Political Affairs (51.16%); Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (8.47%); Secretariat for Multidimensional Security (6.33%); and, Secretariat for Legal Affairs (6.25%). Executive Secretariat for Integral Development, Secretariat for External Relations and other specialized agencies of the General Secretariat also received donations, but in lesser quantity.

10 Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2011 Secretariat for Political Affairs8,065, % Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 1,335, % Secretariat for Multidimensional Security 997, % Secretariat for Legal and Juridical Affairs 986, % Executive Secretariat for Integral Development 662, % Others3,719, %

11 Programs that most benefited from 2011 support: MAPP - US$6,486,541 Electoral Observation Missions - US$1,511,529 IACHR Strategic Plan US$1,292,044 Scholarships - US$871,980 Judicial Facilitators - US$821,369 Demining - US$718,174 Sustainable Development - US$592,278

12 2011 In-kind Cooperation China offered 10 scholarships for students to attend universities in China, and hosted 6 specialists from the GS/OAS and representatives from Permanent Missions in seminars for senior and junior diplomats. These in-kind contributions are valued at US$441,402. Israel facilitated courses for professionals from the region valued at US$81,000 and supported young entrepreneur business labs of the Young Americas Business Trust, valued annually at US$300,000. Germany, for the third time, invited a GS/OAS representative to participate in a diplomatic training session valued at US$6,732. Spain, and the Netherlands also provided scholarships, courses and expertise.

13 Highlights Overall, the OAS received funding for over 50 different programs across all technical areas and dependencies of the Organization. Increases in contributions were registered from China, Finland, Ireland, and the Netherlands. Monaco, Portugal and Slovenia became donor countries.

14 Highlights New Permanent Observers in 2011 – Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Malta – Republic of Albania Signed agreements to support OAS programs with: – France – Ireland – Germany – Korea – Sweden – the Netherlands – Denmark

15 Ongoing Efforts Analysis of PO policies and practices; PO profiles and posting of contribution and country information on web; Identification of additional mechanisms and sources of funding within existing PO framework; Promotion of increased engagement by non-traditional donor POs; Streamlined approach to donors, including strengthened coordination between the technical areas.

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