Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2001
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Liberator Simon Bolivar Room

Chair Summary

1.  Election of Vice Chairs

2.  Introductory remarks by Chair on the work methodology for the period 2001-2001

  • Consideration of the Draft Work Plan 2001-2002 presented by the Chair (CE/GCI-201/01)

3.  Implementation of mandates emanating from the Third Summit of the Americas

  • Oral reports:

    • Jaime Aparicio, OAS Office of Summit Follow Up: Introductory remarks on Summit follow-up
    • Ambassador Humberto de la Calle Lombana, Permanent Representative of Colombia: Working Group on the Inter-American Democratic Charter
    • Ambassador Juan Enrique Fischer, Permanent Representative of Uruguay: II Meeting of Ministers of Education of the Americas
    • Ambassador Raúl Ricardes, Permanent Representative of Argentina: Establishment of the Mechanism for Follow-Up of Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption
    • Ambassador Lombardo Martínez Cabezas, Permanent Representative of Nicaragua: IX Inter-American Meeting of Vice-Ministers of Trade
    • José Manuel Salazar, Trade Unit: IX Inter-American meeting of Vice-Ministers of Trade

4.  Consideration of the Declaration of La Paz on Decentralization and on Strengthening Regional and Municipal Administrations and Participation of Civil Society (REDMU/doc.3/01 rev. 3 corr. 1)

  • Oral presentation by the Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the OAS, Ambassador Marcelo Ostria Trigo, on the outcome of the Meeting of Ministers and High-Level Authorities Responsible for Policies on Decentralization, Local Government and Citizen Participation

5.  Consideration of the COMCITEL report assigned by the Permanent Council to the CE/GCI on August 22, 2001

6.  Other business.

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