Declaration of the Presidents of America
THE PRESIDENTS OF THE AMERICAN STATES AND THE PRIME MINISTER OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO MEETING IN PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY,1.
RESOLVED to give more dynamic and concrete expression to the ideals of Latin American unity and of solidarity among the peoples of America, which inspired the founders of their countries;
DETERMINED to make this goal a reality within their own generation, in keeping with the economic, social and cultural aspirations of their peoples;
INSPIRED by the principles underlying the inter-American system, especially those contained in the Charter of Punta del Este, the Economic and Social Act of Rio de Janeiro, and the Protocol of Buenos Aires amending the Charter of the Organization of American States;
CONSCIOUS that the attainment of national and regional development objectives in Latin America is based essentially on self-help;
CONVINCED, however, that the achievement of those objectives requires determined collaboration by all their countries, complementary support through mutual aid, and expansion of external cooperation;
PLEDGED to give vigorous impetus to the Alliance for Progress and to emphasize its multilateral character, with a view to encouraging balanced development of the region at a pace substantially faster than attained thus far;
UNITED in the intent to strengthen democratic institutions, to raise the living standards of their peoples and to assure their increased participation in the development process, creating for these purposes suitable conditions in the political, economic and social as well as labor fields;____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Latin American Economic Integration and U.S. Policy. Contributors: Joseph Grunwald - Author, Miguel S. Wionczek - Author, Martin Carnoy - Author. Publisher: Brookings Institution. Place of publication: Washington. Publication year: 1972. Page number: 181.
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