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Contributions from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 1999-2008 Presented by Irene Klinger, Director, Department of International Affairs on September 9, 2009
Mandates AG/RES. 2437 (XXXVIII-O/08) Paragraph 1.c. To request the General Secretariat to provide the following reports on an annual basis…a report on fundraising for external resources to support the activities of the Organization. Paragraph 3.a To request the General Secretariat to promote, through the Secretariat for External Relations and as part of its fundraising efforts, support for implementation of the mandates of the General Assembly.
Mandates Executive Order 08-01 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.
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).
Background Permanent Observer status has been granted to 62 states and the European Union; 26 countries have provided financial contributions to the programs of the OAS; 17 countries contribute regularly to these programs; An additional nine 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 and France have Ambassadors accredited exclusively to the OAS; Many Permanent Observers maintain a permanent, ongoing dialogue with the Secretariat for External Relations/Department of International Affairs regarding themes of common interest.
Cash Contributions from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 1999-2008 Country1999200020012002200320042005200620072008Total US$ Austria 61,600247,703309,303 China 200,000 173,000282,000855,000 Cyprus25,000 3,0001,000 29,000 Denmark881,175666,500191,000331,499142,777150,483150,00050,000277,057313,5573,154,048 European Union200,61667,193128,000202,6072,534,281900,863913,9171,003,730111,7161,642,8607,705,783 Finland 60,00050,59098,648592,849 332,337320,559 1,454,983 France49,180284,47129,000136,429489,571341,01447,468275,538194,086197,5972,044,354 Germany159,645 92,44034,869110,0349,50031,88015,3002,482,9612,936,629 Greece 20,000 30,00020,00030,000 100,000 Holy See 10,000 5,00015,000 Ireland198,210 311,971 524,740477,5251,512,446 Italy 100,000 380,330667,748317,555432,707681,1661,120,6973,700,203 Japan200,234377,026530,000417,485192,800126,400 212,250140,9002,6892,199,784 Korea 50,00045,00099,40050,000130,000100,000 574,400 Luxembourg 63,880 70,979134,859 Netherlands104,198711,205953,0001,107,135711,297974,2831,744,109318,5771,573,7781,325,5979,523,179 Norway1,687,166294,3961,662,0002,443,6791,866,4882,550,2632,112,6511,765,0921,659,517733,65916,774,911 Philippines 15,000 Qatar 30,00010,000 40,000 Serbia 3,000 Spain984,5431,231,5391,084,000783,598900,495691,220540,6827,264,0769,122,74711,958,58334,561,483 Sweden3,443,9675,313,8501,637,0002,393,5043,793,6884,116,7554,707,8466,766,3834,005,0334,545,43040,723,456 Switzerland 30,0009,89098,80038,203 27,0776,000209,970 Turkey 9,000 14,70012,200 16,000125,00035,000236,300 United Kingdom122,000530,498496,000425,528794,700405,056492,140241,900137,424277,1643,922,410 Totals8,055,9349,485,6786,903,0008,460,08412,125,94411,888,65111,650,03919,060,47019,280,70025,825,002 132,735,502
Cash Contributions from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 1999-2008
In-kind Contributions from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 1999-2008 Country1999200020012002200320042005200620072008Total US$ China 5,460 France42,320 8,000193,200103,360140,00096,0003,00033,000 618,880 Germany 6,732 Italy 10,00054,000 15,000 79,000 Israel350,000182,625390,000 11,46513,600 54,000348,0001,349,690 Korea82,000110,757178,00093,323103,360140,00096,000150,00080,000 1,033,440 Romania20,000 Russia 165,000 Spain503,250630,000575,000592,505238,4021,118,841 485,171583,924 4,727,093 Switzerland 63,500 Thailand 29,100 Totals997,570933,3821,370,000879,028456,5871,456,541192,000638,171821,156354,7328,022,203
Cash Contributions from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 1999-2008 Sweden 40,723,45630.68% Spain 34,561,48326.04% Norway 16,774,91112.64% Netherlands 9,523,1797.17% European Union 7,705,7835.81% United Kingdom 3,922,4102.96% Italy 3,700,2032.79% Denmark 3,154,0482.38% Japan 2,199,7841.66% France 2,044,3541.54% Ireland 1,512,4661.14% Finland 1,454,9831.10%
2008 Cooperation In 2008, Permanent Observer cooperation grew by 21.4% when compared to 2007. The Organization received cash contributions amounting to a total of US$25,825,002 from the following Permanent Observer countries: Austria, China, Denmark, the European Union, France, Germany, Holy See, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
2008 Cooperation Of the contributions received in 2008: – 46.3% came from Spain; – 17.6% from Sweden; – 9.6% from Germany; – 6.3% from the European Union; and, – 5.1% from the Netherlands. – Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Ireland, China, and Austria contributed together 14.1% of the total.
Cash Contributions from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 Spain 11,958,58346.31% Sweden 4,545,43017.60% Germany 2,482,9619.61% European Union 1,642,8606.36% The Netherlands 1,325,5975.13% Italy 1,120,6974.34% Norway 733,6592.84% Ireland 477,5251.85% Denmark 313,5571.21% China 282,0001.09% United Kingdom 277,1641.07% Austria 247,7030.96% France 197,5970.77% Korea 100,0000.39% Luxembourg 70,9790.27% Turkey 35,0000.14% Holy See 5,0000.02% Switzerland 6,0000.02% Japan 2,6890.01%
2008 In-kind Cooperation Israel was the principal donor, supporting the execution of multiple Business Lab training courses through the Young Americas Business Trust. – The in-kind contribution valued at US$1,044,000 is serviced in installments of US$348,000 over three years (2008, 2009, 2010). Germany, for the second time, invited an OAS representative to participation in a diplomatic training session valued at US$6,732. China also hosted two specialists from the General Secretariat to participate in a Seminar for Young Diplomats in May 2008.
Programs Receiving Donations The areas that most benefited from 2008 cash contributions were: The Secretariat for Political Affairs (33.96%); – Donations were directed generally to supporting the Misión de Apoyo del Proceso de Paz (MAPP) program in Colombia or the Peace Fund. The Secretariat for Integral Development (14.20%); and, The Secretariat for Multidimensional Security (13.79%). – The bulk of the contributions received were earmarked for demining activities in the region The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and other specialized agencies of the General Secretariat also received donations, but in lesser quantity.
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 Secretariat for Political Affairs8,768,97833.96% Secretariat for Integral Development3,667,61514.20% Secretariat for Multidimension al Security3,560,29213.79% Other3,114,37812.06% Inter-American Commission on Human Rights3,096,07111.99% Secretariat for Juridical Affairs2,636,60410.21% Secretariat for External Relations515,3262.00% Inter-American Commission on Women465,7381.80%
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 – Political Affairs Spain3,178,54436.25% Sweden2,912,79333.22% The Netherlands1,234,52814.08% Germany883,58710.08% United Kingdom277,1643.16% Ireland175,2152.00% Korea30,0000.34% Turkey30,0000.34% Norway22,1470.25% China14,0000.16% Switzerland6,0000.07% Holy See5,0000.06%
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 – Political Affairs
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 – Multidimensional Security Spain1,359,88938.20% European Union721,53820.27% Norway706,55019.85% Italy697,41419.59% France72,2122.03% Japan2,6890.08%
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 – Multidimensional Security
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 – Human Rights Spain1,665,36653.79% European Union408,84813.21% Denmark313,55710.13% Ireland302,3109.76% Italy182,0465.88% Sweden77,9652.52% France75,0002.42% Luxembourg70,9792.29%
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 – Integral Development Germany1,472,64840.15% Spain839,47122.89% European Union512,47413.97% Sweden387,41210.56% Austria247,7036.75% China110,0003.00% Italy97,9062.67%
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 – Integral Development
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 – Inter-American Commission on Women Spain294,53563.24% The Netherlands84,20318.08% Korea49,00010.52% France23,0004.94% China15,0003.22%
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 – Juridical Affairs Spain1,265,22848.99% Sweden1,167,26044.27% Germany126,7254.81% Italy65,0062.47% France12,3850.47%
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 – Juridical Affairs
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 – External Relations Spain263,00051.04% China143,00027.75% Italy78,32615.20% Korea21,0004.08% France5,0000.97% Turkey5,0000.97%
Cash Contributions by Technical Area from Permanent Observer Countries to the OAS 2008 – External Relations
Highlights Germany raised its cooperation by 163% in comparison to the previous year with significant contributions to the SEDI/DSD, as well as remarkable increases in contributions to the SPA/DECO. Italy increased contributions by 65% from 2007. The countrys continued support for the AICMA demining program through the Department of Public Security has undoubtedly contributed to the programs success in the past few years. Contributions from Austria, Denmark, the European Union, Sweden, and France have all also registered increases from the previous year. Some are still too low. Luxembourg has also returned as a donor to programs of the OAS.
Highlights The OAS welcomed three additional Permanent Observer countries by Permanent Council Resolution. Iceland, May 9, Resolution 936 (1650/08) Vanuatu and Benin, October 14, Resolution 944 (1666/08) and Resolution 945 (1666/08), respectively.
Ongoing Efforts Regular Exchanges between POs and SG, ASG, with DIA to discuss areas of interest and cooperation First half of the year: Ambassador of Hungary, Ferenc Somogyi, January; Ambassador Olafur Sigurdsson of Iceland; Ambassador Wegger Chr. Strommen,Permanent Observer of Norway, March; Dominic Chilcott, Permanent Observer of the United Kingdom, April; Ambassador of Denmark, Friis Arne Peterson, April; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, Dimitrij Rupel, April; Prime Minister Nelson Oduber of Aruba, a territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, May; Yuri Ushakov, Russian Ambassador to the OAS, May ; Ambassador Giovanni Castellaneta of Italy,June, July.
Ongoing Efforts Regular Exchanges between POs and SG, ASG, with DIA to discuss areas of interest and cooperation Second half of the year: Ambassador Babagana Wakil, new Permanent Observer of Nigeria,July; Ambassador Javier Sancho, new Permanent Observer of Spain, August; Jovan Ratkovic, Adviser on Foreign Policy for the President of the Republic of Serbia, August; Ambassador Sergey Kislyak October, Permanent Observer of Russia, August; Ambassador Regina Veronica Maria Jones-Bos, Permanent Observer of the Netherlands, August; Dominic Chilcott, Permanent Observer of the United Kingdom, August; Ambassador Elena Borislavova Poptodorova, Bulgarian Permanent Observer, August; Ambassador Alexandros Mallias, Permanent Observer of Greece ; Miguel Angel Moratinos, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain,.
Ongoing Efforts Visits by SG, ASG, SER/DIA to POs capitals to promote cooperation Ministries of Foreign Affairs of: The Netherlands France Switzerland The United Kingdom Representatives of the General Secretariat met with the Directors and officials in charge of the Americas to discuss the continuation and advancement of cooperation, identify common priorities and establish a more direct line of communication to permit a fluid, more rapid exchange of information.
Ongoing Efforts Periodic dialogue between Permanent Observers and the Secretariat for External Relations/Department of International Affairs Organization of thematic briefings and presentation of priority projects to Permanent Observers for funding Briefings to high level Permanent Observer authorities from capitals or in the field Exchanges between Permanent Observers and OAS technical areas Annual dialogue at OAS General Assembly between Permanent Observers and OAS Member States Negotiation of yearly and multi-year projects and program agreements Elevating the image of the Organization in the international community Production of brochures and materials Engagement of OAS field offices in local fundraising Improved monitoring and reporting of projects
Ongoing Efforts Analysis of Permanent Observer policies and practices; Production of Permanent Observer profiles and posting of contribution and country information on web; Identification of additional mechanisms and sources of funding within existing Permanent Observer framework; Promotion of increased engagement by non-traditional donor Permanent Observers; Streamlined approach to donors, including strengthened coordination between the technical areas and the Department of International Affairs. To date, the results of these efforts have been positive. CP22847T
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