General Conference

Agenda

CG/654

List of participants

CG/655

Report of the Secretary General (November 13, 2012 to July 31, 2013)

CG/656

Report of the Committee on Contributions and Administrative and Budgetary Affairs (CCAAP)

CG/657

Financial Statements and Auditors' Report as of December 31, 2012

CG/659

Memorandum from the General Secretary regarding the 2014 Preliminary Budget

SG.25.2013

Memorandum from the General Secretary regarding resources for the OPANAL Special Funds

SG.26.2013

Report of the Working Group to Strengthen the Control System of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

SG.27.2013

Report of the Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education Working Group

SG.28.2013

Report of the Working Group for the Analysis and Review of the Financial Regulations

SG.29.2013

Report of the Secretary General

CG/Res.553

Strategic Agenda of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean

CG/Res.554

Report of the Working Group to Strengthen the Control System of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

CG/Res.555

Report of the Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education Group

CG/Res.556

Report of the Working Group for the Analysis and Review of Financial Regulations

CG/Res.557

Report of the Committee on Contributions and Administrative and Budgetary Affairs (CCAAP)

CG/Res.558

Budget of the Agency for the Financial Year 2014 and Scale of Quotas corresponding to this period

CG/Res.559

Creation and Restructuring of OPANAL Special Funds

CG/Res.560

Financial Statements and Auditors' Opinion as of December 31, 2012

CG/Res.561

Appointment of the External Auditor

CG/Res.562

Urgent Need for General and Complete Nuclear Disarmament

CG/Res.563

Vote of Thanks

CG/Res.564

XXIII Regular Session of the General Conference

Buenos Aires, Argentina; August 22, 2013.- Government representatives of the 33 Member States of the Organization for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL), met at the San Martín Palace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina to carry out the XXIII Ordinary Period of Sessions of the General Conference of OPANAL.

The main Body of OPANAL, created by virtue of the Treaty of Tlatelolco, approved its Strategic Agenda with the guiding axes: achieving full negative security guarantees for all States of the Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in Latin America and the Caribbean by nuclear weapon states; effectively contribute to the achievement of general and complete nuclear disarmament, promoting actions at the multilateral level for the negotiation and adoption of a universal legally binding instrument that prohibits nuclear weapons and; promote education for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, as well as disseminate the important work of the Agency.

The President of the Argentine Republic, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, closed the work of these Sessions by emphasizing that: “the security of the world is due not only to nuclear non-proliferation but also to the fact that we manage to establish rules and standards of conduct that can be applied uniformly." Likewise, he emphasized that the weapons have to be the ideas, and in that sense he added that: “when there are ideas that can embody mostly what humanity wants and needs, these are triumphs much more important than what the triumphs can be. military.”

On the other hand, within the framework of the General Conference, Argentina signed the Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the Agency. Argentina, as host country, presided over the Conference and Costa Rica and Cuba were designated as Vice Presidents.

The General Conference is the main Organ of OPANAL, it is made up of the 33 States Parties to the Treaty of Tlatelolco and has the power to make the most relevant decisions in accordance with the provisions of the same Treaty.

The Treaty of Tlatelolco is the international legal instrument that prohibits the manufacture and acquisition, by any means, of nuclear weapons within its territory of application, and also requests that States possessing nuclear weapons guarantee the non-use or threat of use of such weapons. weapons on the region, thus establishing the first nuclear weapons-free zone in a densely populated territory on the planet. To ensure compliance with its obligations, the Treaty created OPANAL in 1969, whose ultimate objective is to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons.

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