AG/RES. 1674 (XXIX-O/99)
7 June 1999
Original: English


(Adopted at the first plenary session, held on June 7, 1999,
and pending review by the Style Committee)



The Declaration of Santa Cruz de la Sierra and the Plan of Action for the Sustainable Development of the Americas; and

The Declaration of Santiago and the Plan of Action of the Second Summit of the Americas;


That climate change is a common concern of humankind; and

The continuing need for scientific research into the sources and effects of climate change and its possible adverse impact, including the socio-economic consequences;


The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Buenos Aires Plan of Action; and

The Barbados Declaration and the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States;


The urgent need by all member states to begin the process of planning for adaptation to global climate change and to put in place measures to mitigate the possible adverse effects of climate change in the Americas; and

The active participation of the governments of CARICOM member states in the Caribbean: Planning for Adaptation to Global Climate Change Project, funded by the Global Environment Facility through the World Bank and executed by the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States with the University of the West Indies Centre for Environment and Development,


1. To instruct the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI), through its appropriate subsidiary bodies, to consult with member states on the ways and means of addressing climate change in the Americas within the OAS, bearing in mind the need to avoid duplicating activities carried out in the appropriate fora.

2. To instruct the CIDI to report to thirtieth regular session of the General Assembly on the implementation of this resolution.

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