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Compilation of documents or texts adopted and used by various intergovernmental, international, regional and subregional organizations aimed at promoting and consolidating democracy*

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
I. REGIONAL AND SUBREGIONAL ORGANISATIONS
AFRICA

A. AFRICAN UNION (AU)

1. African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
2. Constitutive Act of the African Union
3. Lomé Declaration of July 2000 on the framework for an OAU response to unconstitutional changes of government
4. Conference on Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa (CSSDCA) Solemn Declaration
5. The New Partnership for Africa 's Development (NEPAD)

6. African Union Declaration on the Principles Governing Democratic Elections in Africa , AHG/Decl.1 (XXXVIII), 2002
7. Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Excerpts)

B. ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES (ECCAS)

8. Bata Declaration for the Promotion of Lasting Democracy, Peace and Development in Central Africa

C. ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS)

9. Treaty of Ecowas
10. Declaration of Political Principles of the ECOWAS (A/DCL.1/7/91)
11. Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance (A/SP1/12/01)

D. SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC)

12. Treaty of the SADC
13. The SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP)
14. SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections

ARAB REGION

15. Sana'a Declaration on Democracy, Human Rights and the Role of the International Criminal Court, January 2004

E. LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES

16. Tunis Declaration
17. Arab Charter on Human Rights

EUROPE

F. EUROPEAN UNION

18. Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
19. Resolution of the council and of the member states meeting in the council on human rights, democracy and development
20. Council Regulation (EC) No 976/1999 of 29 April 1999
21. The Cotonou Agreement

G. ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE (OSCE)

22. The Conference on the Human dimension of the CSCE
23. Vienna Mechanism
24. Moscow Mechanism
25. Document of the Copenhagen Meeting of the Conference on the Human Dimension of the CSCE
26. Charter of Paris for a New Europe

H. COUNCIL OF EUROPE - VENICE COMMISSION

27. Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters (July 2002)
28. Guidelines for Constitutional Referendums at National Level
29. Guidelines on Prohibition and Dissolution of Political Parties and Analogous Measures
30. Guidelines on the Financing of Political Parties

THE AMERICAS

I. ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS)

31. Inter-American Democratic Charter
32. Promotion and Strengthening of Democracy: Follow-up to the Inter-American Democratic Charter
33. Declaration of Santiago on Democracy and Public Trust: A New Commitment to Good Governance for the Americas
34. Declaration of Nuevo León
35. Draft Declaration of Quito on Social Development and Democracy, and the Impact of Corruption

J. ANDEAN COMMUNITY

36. Declaration about Democracy and Integration
37. Additional Protocol to the Cartagena Agreement "Andean Community Commitment to Democracy"
38. Machu Picchu Declaration on Democracy, the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the War against Poverty
39. Andean Charter for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

K. ORGANIZATION OF IBEROAMERICAN STATES (OEI)

40. Declaración de Concepción

L. SISTEMA DE LA INTEGRACION CENTROAMERICANA (SICA)

41. Tegucigalpa Protocol to the Charter of the Organization of Central American States (ODECA)
42. Alliance for the Sustainable Development of Central America
43. Framework Treaty on Democratic Security in Central America

M. MERCOSUR

44. Declaracion Presidencial Sobre Compromiso Democratico en el Mercosur
45. Protocolo de Ushuaia Sobre Compromiso Democrático en el Mercosur, la Republica de Bolivia y la Republica de Chile.

N. THE RIO GROUP

46. Acapulco Commitment to peace, Development and Democracy
47. Asunción Declaration
48. Declaration on the Defence of Democracy
49. Cartagena Commitment to Democracy
50. Declaración sobre Democracia
51. The Cusco Consensus « Democratic Governance : Defence and Consolidation of Democracy », May 2003

II. OTHER INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

O. ORGANISATION INTERNATIONALE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE (OIF)

52. Bamako Declaration
53. Beirut Declaration

P. THE COMMONWEALTH

54. The Harare Commonwealth Declaration, 1991
55. The Millbrook Commonwealth Action Programme on the Harare Declaration, 1995
56. Aso Rock Commonwealth Declaration on Development and Democracy: Partnership for Peace and Prosperity

III. OTHER ENTITIES

Q. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NEW OR RESTORED DEMOCRACIES

57. The Fifth International Conference of New or Restored Democracies
58. Ulaanbaatar Plan of Action: Democracy, Good Governance

R. COMMUNITY OF DEMOCRACIES

59. Toward a Community of Democracies Ministerial Conference
60. Seoul Plan of Action: Democracy Investing for Peace and Prosperity

IV. INTER-PARLIAMENTARY ORGANISATIONS

S. INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION (IPU)

61. Universal Declaration on Democracy
62. Ensuring Lasting Democracy by Forging Close Links Between Parliament and the People
63. Parliaments' Role in Strengthening Democratic Institutions and Human Development in a Fragmented World
64. Report of the Parliamentary Forum on the occasion of the Fifth Conference of New or Restored Democracies

V. UNITED NATIONS AND SPECIALIZED AGENCIES

T. UNITED NATIONS

65. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
66. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
67. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, June 1993
68. United Nations Millennium Declaration

U. UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)

69. Declaration of Montevideo
70. World Plan of Action on Education for Human Rights and Democracy, and Contributions to the Preparation of a Declaration on Academic Freedom
71. Seoul Recommendations on Democracy and Tolerance
72. Declaration (Geneva, Switzerland, 1994) and Integrated Framework of Action on Education for Peace, Human Rights and Democracy ( PARIS , 1995)
73. Unesco Integrated Strategy on Democracy within the Framework of the International Centre for Human Sciences - Byblos

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* This compilation has been prepared on the basis of paragraph 14 of Commission on Human Rights resolution 2003/36 which requested OHCHR to prepare a compilation of documents or texts adopted and used by various intergovernmental, international, regional and subregional organizations aimed at promoting and consolidating democracy

 

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