Act 1511 2012

Original Language Title: LEY 1511 de 2012

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1511 ACT OF 2012
(February 6)
Official Gazette No. 48335 of February 6, 2012 CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC

Through which the "Constitutive Act of the Association approved Ibero-American States for the Development of National Libraries of Ibero-American countries -Abinia- ", signed in Lima, on the twelfth day of October in 1999. Effective Jurisprudence


THE CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC
having regard to the text of the "Constitutive Act of the Association of Ibero-American States for the Development of National Libraries of Ibero-American countries -Abinia-", signed in Lima, on the twelfth day of October in 1999.
(To be transcribed: photocopy of the full text of the aforementioned international instruments attached).
CHARTER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF IBERO-AMERICAN STATES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL LIBRARIES OF LATIN AMERICA COUNTRIES -ABINIA-
States signatories to this Act, CONSIDERING
:
1. The Ibero-American States constitute a cultural community that is mainly expressed in two related, Spanish and Portuguese, and has therefore convergences of interests in the defense of their cultural heritages and the need to integrate efforts in pursuit of common objectives.
2. That there is a cultural heritage of high significance in the funds deposited in national libraries, which must be organized, preserved and disseminated for its extensive use contribute more effectively to the development and integration of Latin American nations manner.
3. That national libraries have common purposes, derived from their nature and their leadership roles in the field of library policy and conservation of bibliographic heritage.
4. There is a determination to seek solutions to common problems through joint and coordinated actions.
5. Since 1989, when Mexico was created in the Association of National Libraries of Ibero-America -Abinia- with the character of civil association nonprofit, directors of national libraries in the region, or their representatives, have held annual meetings to coordinate actions of cooperation and exchange of experience and knowledge which have resulted in regional projects and improvement of national libraries members of the Association.
6. The experience accumulated over the years, has led to members of Abinia to examine the need to change the character of civil association of the institution for one that best matches their legal nature, scope and purpose, interest has been endorsed by their respective governments;
Have agreed: Article I.

the Association of Ibero-American States for the Development of National Libraries of Ibero-American countries -Abinia- with the legal personality necessary for the fulfillment of the objectives is constituted expected in this Act.

ARTICLE II.
The headquarters of the Association shall be in the country designated by the General Assembly and the country it will work the Executive Secretariat. However, in the view of it and by the affirmative vote of two thirds of its members, it may recommend the transfer of the headquarters temporarily or permanently to another country is, by signing the corresponding Amending Protocol.

ARTICLE III.
The Association shall have the following objectives:
a) collect and maintain current and retrospective information Iberoamerican National Libraries.
B) take steps that may be necessary to raise awareness of the significance and importance of bibliographic and documentary heritage of member countries.
C) Adopt policies, strategies, policies and training programs for the preservation of the collections of national libraries.
D) Adopt compatible technical standards to ensure bibliographic control, facilitate the exchange of materials and information and automation of information systems.
E) Develop national and regional sources of references that promote research, study and exchange of information.
F) Linking national libraries with other libraries and with existing networks and information systems.
G) Disclose the collections through catalogs, publications and exhibitions.
H) Support academic training programs and training aimed at updating and development of human resources of national libraries services and user training.
I) To exchange experiences and conduct joint research on national libraries inherent problems.

J) Provide technical assistance to members who request it.
K) Manage obtaining financial, material and human resources that contribute to the consolidation and modernization of the collections and services of national libraries and allow the realization of cooperative programs.
L) Perform any other activity which the Parties decide by mutual agreement, carried out in compliance with the purposes of this Act.
Of the members of the Association.

ARTICLE IV.
May be members of the Association of Ibero-American States to sign and ratify the Constitutive Act of the Association, in accordance with the procedure established in the nineteenth, twentieth articles, twenty-first and twenty-second of this Act.
De the organs of the Association.
ARTICLE V.

The organs of the Association:
a) The General Assembly
b) The Board of Directors
c) The Executive Secretariat.

ARTICLE VI.
1. The General Assembly is the highest body of the Association. It consists of the directors of national libraries as representatives of the Member States, duly accredited diplomatic channels in accordance with the legislation in force in each of the Member States. Each Member State shall have one vote, also in each of its subsidiary bodies. The Assembly will have basic functions:
a) the formulation of policies and strategies aimed at achieving the aims of the Association;
B) The discharge of its management and headquarters of the Association;
C) The election of members of the Board of Directors and Executive Secretary, pursuant to the provisions of articles ninth and fifteenth respectively;
D) Approval of internal operating regulations of the Association;
E) The approval of budgets and financial statements that are presented by the Board of Directors;
F) The approval of new projects and review development thereof;
G) The choice of location of successive assemblies and any other activities and / or efforts that the Assembly, in the opinion of the majority or from the Board of Directors deems necessary to assume or may be assigned in this Act.
2. They may be invited to participate in the Assembly as observers, representatives of international organizations and related institutions, which may present papers of interest to the Association.

ARTICLE VII.
The Presidency, the organization and coordination of the Annual Meeting shall the Director of the National Library of the country where it is made. The General Assembly shall normally meet once a year, and in extraordinary session at the request of at least two thirds of its members. The quorum for meetings require two-thirds of its members and decisions shall be taken by the favorable vote of half plus one of the members present. Meetings of the General Assembly a report to be signed by the members present in approval will rise.

ARTICLE VIII.
The General Assembly may establish Standing Committees or Temporary to develop work in specific areas. For the establishment of committees set forth herein, the Board of Directors will select priority programs to consider and submit to the consideration of the Assembly.

ARTICLE IX.
1. The General Assembly shall appoint the Board of Directors shall consist of six members, including a chairman, deputy chairman and four members, which last for two years in office and may be reelected only once be elected for a new consecutive term. The Council renewed by half every year.
2. The quorum for meetings require the presence of at least four of its members, including the President. Decisions are taken by unanimity and in the absence of this, by majority vote of the members present. The President's vote will settle ties. Meetings of the Board of Directors a report which shall be signed by the members present in approval will rise. The Secretariat of the Board of Directors will be the same of the Association.


ARTICLE X. The functions of the Board of Directors:
a) comply with and enforce the resolutions and recommendations of the General Assembly.
B) Agree directives to guide the activities of the Executive Secretariat.
C) propose to the Assembly for approval, the annual budgets of income and expenses that will be presented for consideration by the Executive Secretariat.
D) Evaluate the annual management report of the Executive Secretary.

E) To receive progress reports on current projects by the Executive Secretariat.
F) Propose to the Assembly the annual quota which should contribute to sustaining member of the Association, and the way it should be canceled.
G) Supervise the management of the Executive Secretariat and the permanent or temporary committees and submit reports to the Assembly.
H) Review and submit for the approval of the Assembly donations, grants, loans and other operations requiring the Association.
I) To propose projects and programs to the General Assembly for approval. In unforeseen circumstances the Council will decide on this matter, reporting, subsequently, to the Assembly for ratification.
J) Search extra funds to finance projects.
K) Any other matter of mutual interest entrusted by the Assembly.

ARTICLE XI.
The Board of Directors prior notice of its President, will meet in regular session at least once a year and in special session at the request of its Chairman or three of its members.

ARTICLE XII.
1. The Chairman of the Board of Directors shall have the following powers:
a) represent the Association or make it represented in international organizations or other bodies.
B) To delegate the presidency to Vice President in case of justified impediment.
C) legally represent the Association.
D) Report to the General Assembly of the management of the Board of Directors.
E) Convene meetings of the Council and the General Assembly.
2. If legal, administrative or personal reasons indisposed, the Vice President shall assume the duties of the President until the end of his term.

ARTICLE XIII.
The Vice President shall have the following powers:
a) In the case of absence or temporary disability of the Chairman, exercise his functions for the duration of the absence and disability.
B) If the impediment is permanent, take over as President for the period remaining to the end of the regular term for which he was appointed. The General Assembly will appoint a new Vice-Chairman at its next regular meeting.

ARTICLE XIV.
The Executive Secretariat is the management body of the Association and will be headed by an Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretariat shall operate at the headquarters of the Association.

ARTICLE XV.
The Executive Secretary of the Association it shall be appointed by the General Assembly by the affirmative vote of two thirds of the members present. It will last two consecutive years. Both for re-election for replacement, the affirmative vote of a simple majority of the members present at the General Assembly will be required.

ARTICLE XVI.
The Executive Secretary shall have the following functions:
a) Coordinate the implementation of the activities of the Association.
B) comply with and enforce the decisions issued by the Board of Directors and the General Assembly.
C) Monitor compliance of projects.
D) Prepare regular and special meetings of the General Assembly and the Board of Directors.
E) Develop the work plan and the annual budget of income and expenses.
F) To attend the General Assemblies and meetings of the Board of Directors.
G) Manage obtaining funds to finance the operations of the Association and projects approved by the Assembly.
H) To promote a permanent exchange of information and conducting cooperative activities between national libraries of the Member States of the Association and serve as liaison between the working committees and the national libraries of the region.
I) Collect information on national libraries of the Member States of the Association and keeping it updated.
J) To exercise the treasury function.
K) Prepare memory each year and accounts of the Association.
L) Edit and distribute the newsletter of the Association, with the periodicity deemed necessary.
M) Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors or the General Assembly.
Heritage Association.

ARTICLE XVII.
The assets of the Association shall consist of:
a) The contribution of regular or special contributions from Member States, within the modalities that effect proposed by the Board of Directors.
B) Contributions from public, private institutions and international organizations.
C) The assets acquired by the Association for any reason.
D) The product of the activities carried out in order to raise funds.
Of the official languages ​​of the Association.

ARTICLE XVIII.

The Spanish and Portuguese are the official languages ​​of the Association. Official documents will be written in both languages.

From the effective date
ARTICLE XIX.
The State depositary of this Act will be the host country of the Association.

ARTICLE XX.
This Act is subject to ratification and shall enter into force when at least three of the signatory States have deposited the instrument of ratification with the Government of the host country of the Association. For States depositing its instrument after this date will take effect from the date of that deposit. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the host country of the Association shall notify all signatory States receipt of the instruments of ratification; and the date of entry into force of this Act pursuant to this article.

Article XXI.
This Act shall remain open for accession by any Iberoamerican State, after consulting the General Assembly ABINIA. The instruments of accession shall be deposited with the Government of the host country of the Association. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the host country shall notify all member states of the Association receipt of the Instruments of Accession.

ARTICLE XXII.
This Act will last indefinitely. Each Member State may denounce the Act, through diplomatic notification to the Government of the host country of the association. This withdrawal will take effect after six months after the receipt of such notification by the host country.

ARTICLE XXIII.
Each Member State may propose to the General Assembly amendments to this Act with a notice of at least six months before the annual general meeting. Amendments shall enter into force when they have been ratified by all Member States.
This Act contains two copies in Spanish and Portuguese languages, both texts being equally authentic.
Lima, on the twelfth day of October in 1999.
Undersigned, SKI rubin CELIS NÚÑEZ, Head of the Legal Adviser of the Ministry of the POWER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA, CERTIFY: "The accompanying text, constant twenty (22) useful pages it is true and exact copy of the original "INCORPORATION oF tHE ASSOCIATION oF IBERO-AMERICAN STATES fOR DEVELOPMENT oF NATIONAL LIBRARIES oF COUNTRIES IBEROAMERIA ABINIA" which was signed on October 12, 1999, in Lima, Peru. Certification is issued in the city of Caracas, the first (1) day of November 2007.
The charge of the Directorate General of Legal Counsel. Official Gazette number 38,688 dated May 22, 2007, SKI rubin CELIS
NÚÑEZ.
THE SIGNED AGREEMENTS AREA COORDINATOR MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL AFFAIRS MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO CERTIFY
:
That the reproduction of text above is true and complete copy of the text in Castilian of "CHARTER ASSOCIATION oF IBERO-AMERICAN STATES fOR DEVELOPMENT oF NATIONAL LIBRARIES oF LATIN AMERICA COUNTRIES -ABINIA- ", signed in Lima, on the twelfth day of October in 1999; certified by the Legal Department of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which consists of twelve (12) pages, document rests in the archives of the Department of International Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Given in Bogotá, DC, twelve (12) days of February of two thousand and ten (2010).
Treaty Area Coordinator, Directorate of International Legal Affairs, MANJARREZ
ELIANA HERRERA MARGARITA. RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Bogotá, DC, March 5, 2010
authorized. Submit for consideration by the honorable Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
The Alvaro Uribe Foreign Minister,
(Sgd.) Jaime Bermudez.
DECREES: Article 1.
. To approve the "Constitutive Act of the Association of Ibero-American States for the Development of National Libraries of Ibero-American countries -Abinia-", signed in Lima, on the twelfth day of October in 1999.
Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 Law 7 of 1944, the "Constitutive Act of the Association of Ibero-American States for the Development of National Libraries of Ibero-American countries -Abinia-", signed in Lima, twelve day of October in 1999, that article 1 of this law is passed, it will force the country from the date the international link regarding the same is perfected.
Article 3o. This law applies from the date of publication.
Given in Bogotá, DC, honorable ... Presented to Congress by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Culture.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar
.
The Minister of Culture,
Mariana Garces Cordoba. RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Bogotá, DC, March 5, 2010
authorized. Submit for consideration by the honorable Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
The Alvaro Uribe Foreign Minister,
(Sgd.) Jaime Bermudez. DECREES
:

ARTICLE 1o. To approve the "Constitutive Act of the Association of Ibero-American States for the Development of National Libraries of Ibero-American countries -Abinia-", signed in Lima, on the twelfth day of October in 1999.
Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 Law 7 of 1944, the "Constitutive Act of the Association of Ibero-American States for the Development of National Libraries of Ibero-American countries -Abinia-", signed in Lima, twelve day of October in 1999, that article 1 of this law is passed, it will force the country from the date the international link regarding the same is perfected.

ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate,
JUAN MANUEL ROMAN CORZO.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
EMILIO RAMÓN OTERO DAJUD.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives, Gaviria MUÑOZ SIMON
.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
JESUS ​​ALFONSO RODRÍGUEZ CAMARGO.
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
transmittal and enforcement.
Run, after review by the Constitutional Court, pursuant to Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Bogotá, DC, on February 6, 2012.

CALDERON JUAN MANUEL SANTOS Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Angela Holguin
CUÉLLAR.
The Minister of Culture,
MARIANA GARCES CORDOBA.


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