June 7, 2005


(Adopted at the fourth plenary session, held on June 7, 2005)

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

HAVING SEEN the Annual Report of the Permanent Council to the General Assembly, in particular the section on the Committee on Hemispheric Security (AG/doc.4376/05 add. 5);

RECALLING its resolution AG/RES. 2007 (XXXIV-O/04), "Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education," adopted on June 8, 2004;

BEARING IN MIND the determination of the international community to promote and adopt specific measures to foster a culture of peace and nonviolence in all countries of the world and the significant contribution that disarmament and nonproliferation education can make in adopting such measures;

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT resolution 57/60, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 30, 2002, which welcomed the United Nations Study on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education, prepared by the United Nations Secretary-General with the assistance of governmental experts; and taking note of the recommendations contained therein;

RECOGNIZING the valuable contribution of the said United Nations study to world efforts to promote a culture of nonviolence and peace among states;

RECALLING that some of the recommendations of that study are directed at regional organizations, and that the Organization of American States can make a significant contribution to the implementation of these recommendations by promoting disarmament and nonproliferation education activities in the Hemisphere;

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT resolution 59/93, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 3, 2004, which once again conveys those recommendations to Member States, the United Nations and other international and regional organizations, civil society, and nongovernmental organizations, and encourages them to report to the Secretary-General on steps taken to implement them; and

BEARING IN MIND the statement contained in the Declaration on Security in the Americas about the role of education for peace in the Hemisphere,

RESOLVES:

1. To reiterate to member states the invitation contained in resolution AG/RES. 2007 (XXXIV-O/04) to give consideration to the recommendations contained in the aforementioned United Nations study, in order to strengthen education and training for disarmament and nonproliferation.

2. To instruct the Permanent Council to carry out, through the Committee on Hemispheric Security, a thorough analysis of the United Nations Study on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education, giving special consideration to those recommendations in the Study aimed at international and regional organizations, in order to identify relevant actions that could be implemented by the Organization of American States to promote disarmament and nonproliferation education in the Hemisphere.

3. To request the Secretary General to transmit this resolution to the United Nations Secretary-General.

4. To request the Permanent Council to report to the General Assembly at its thirty-sixth regular session on the implementation of this resolution.