Through Which The "protocol Of Substitution Of The Simón Rodríguez Agreement", Signed In Valencia, Bolivarian Republic Of Venezuela, Is Approved On June 23, 2001

Original Language Title: Por medio de la cual se aprueba el "Protocolo Sustitutorio del Convenio Simón Rodríguez", suscrito en Valencia, República Bolivariana de Venezuela, el 23 de junio de 2001

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ACT 1693 2013
(December 17)
Official Gazette No. 49,007 of December 17, 2013 CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC

Through which the "Protocol of Substitution of the Simón Rodríguez Convention is approved "signed in Valencia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on 23 June 2001. Effective Jurisprudence


THE CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC
having regard to the text of the "Substitute Simon Rodriguez Protocol to the Convention", signed in Valencia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on 23 June 2001.
(To be transliterated: Attached true and complete copy in Castilian Protocol, which consists of five (5) pages, certified by the director General of the General Secretariat of the Andean Community, document rests in the Archives of Internal Working Group Treaty Directorate International Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). REPLACING THE CONVENTION PROTOCOL
Simon Rodriguez.

The Governments of the Republics of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela; Convinced of the need to strengthen policy coordination in the social and labor issues will be crucial in the progress of the Andean Common Market and the Subregional Social Agenda, according to guidelines issued by the Andean Presidential Council;
Encouraged by the desire to orient these social and labor affairs within a framework of coordinated subregional action, while promoting also the active participation of the Andean business and labor sectors in this effort;
Determined to establish an institutional basis to effectively contribute to the development of these social and labor affairs under the Andean Integration System;
Recognizing the importance of the figure of the illustrious humanist, teacher of Simon Bolivar, after whom Simon Rodriguez this Convention is named;
They Have resolved to replace the text of the Simón Rodríguez Convention as follows: CHAPTER I.

DEFINITION.
ARTICLE 1o. Simón Rodríguez Convention is the Forum Debate, Participation and Coordination regarding social and labor issues in the Andean Community and is part of the Andean Integration System.
CHAPTER II.
OBJECTIVES.
Article 2.
. The objectives of the Convention Simon Rodriguez:
a) Propose and discuss initiatives on issues related to labor environment, which may signify an effective contribution to the development of the Social Agenda of the subregion, contributing to the activity of the other bodies of the Andean System Integration;
B) define and coordinate on promotion of employment, training and job training, health and safety at work, social security, labor migration Community policies; as well as other issues that may determine Member countries; and
c) To propose and design activities for cooperation and coordination among member countries in the Andean social and labor issues.
CHAPTER III.
BODIES.

ARTICLE 3. Simon Rodriguez Convention consists of:
a) The Conference;
B) The Specialized Working Committees; and
c) The Technical Secretariat.

ARTICLE 4. The Conference is the highest body of the Convention and expressed by Recommendation adopted by consensus. This Conference is composed of:
a) Labour Ministers of the Member countries of the Andean Community or their representatives;
B) Coordinators of the National Chapters of the Andean Business Advisory Council;
C) The Coordinators of the National Chapters of the Andean Labor Advisory Council.

The 5th ITEM. The Conference will be chaired by the Minister of Labor of the country holding the presidency of the Andean Presidential Council.

ARTICLE 6o. The functions of the Conference:
a) adopt Recommendations conducive to achieving the objectives set forth in this Agreement;
B) assess the operation of the Convention;
C) To study and propose amendments to the Convention;
D) To approve or amend its own rules and the Specialized Working Committees;
E) To approve the annual program of activities of the Convention;
F) Review and propose the annual budget for the operation of the Convention and submit it to the Andean Council of Foreign Ministers, which shall proceed to consideration and approval;
G) set up the Specialized Labor Committees and assess their reports;
H) Identify social and labor issues of the Subregional Social Agenda which may be subject to international cooperation;
I) deal with all other matters relating to its areas of competence.
In carrying out the above functions, the Conference will act by consensus.


ARTICLE 7. The Conference shall hold regular meetings at least once a year and Special Meetings whenever necessary, according to the procedure established by the Regulations of the Conference. The ordinary and extraordinary meetings shall be convened by the Technical Secretariat, on behalf of the Presidency of the Conference and will meet preferably at the headquarters of the Secretariat.

Article 8. Recommendations adopted by the Conference and that this request be incorporated into Andean Community legislation, submitted to the Andean Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, through the General Secretariat of the Andean Community to the adoption of relevant assessing decisions.
The Regulations shall determine the quorum and other requirements to be observed by the Conference for the Adoption of the Recommendations.

Article 9. The Specialized Working Committees may be established by decision of the Conference and provide advice to the Convention. They will be integrated in a tripartite manner, by representatives appointed by the Ministries of Labor and Business Advisory Councils and Andean Labor, following the procedure set by the Regulation of these Commissions.
Each Specialized Labor Committee will designate a Coordinator and will meet as often as indicated by the Conference.

ARTICLE 10. The Specialized Labor Committees may invite to participate in its debates, without voting rights, international agencies and organizations and institutions of society related to the topics under analysis.
The Regulations of the Specialized Committees will determine the terms and conditions of broader participation of these institutions.

ARTICLE 11. The functions of the Specialized Working Committees:
a) Prepare documents and reports requested by the Conference;
B) To hold its meetings according procedure laid down in its rules;
C) To submit periodic reports to the Conference on the development of its activities; and
d) Perform other activities and studies that the Conference may assign.

ARTICLE 12. The Technical Secretariat is the coordinating and support of the Convention Simon Rodriguez. Its functions are:
a) support the Conference in drawing up proposals for Recommendations conducive to achieving the objectives set forth in this Agreement;
B) To support the Conference in assessing the operation of the Convention;
C) Address the orders of the Conference and the Specialized Labor Committees, maintaining for this ongoing relations with the Ministries of Labour and Business Advisory Councils and Andean Labor;
D) propose to the Conference the necessary measures for the proper fulfillment of the objectives of this Agreement;
E) Prepare the draft budget, the annual work program of the Convention and its implementation report for consideration by the Conference;
F) To maintain working relationships with international, regional, subregional organizations, nongovernmental organizations and other countries, in order to strengthen their relations, cooperation and technical assistance;
G) Develop, in coordination with the Conference and the Specialized Labor Committees, the tentative agenda of their meetings and take the minutes; and
h) Any other functions assigned by the Conference.
FINAL PROVISIONS.

ARTICLE 13. Each Member Country will ratify this Protocol of Substitution of the Simón Rodríguez Convention, in accordance with its laws. It will enter into force when all Member Countries have deposited the instrument of ratification.
The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Andean Community, which will communicate the date of each deposit to the Governments of the Member Countries.

ARTICLE 14. The Convention Simon Rodriguez, as part of the Andean Integration System, shall govern indefinitely and may not be denounced independently of the Cartagena Agreement.
Complaint If the Member Country involved must fulfill economic obligations that are pending payment by that country concerning the Convention.

Article 15. This Protocol of Substitution of the Simón Rodríguez Convention may not be subscribed or ratified with reservations.


ARTICLE 16. After its entry into force, the present Protocol of Substitution of the Simón Rodríguez Convention shall be open for accession by any other country that reaches the status of Associate Member Country of the Andean Community, taking into account the procedures duly indicated by the Andean Council of Foreign Ministers and the Commission of the Andean Community.

ARTICLE 17. Replace the text of Simon Rodriguez Agreement signed in 1973 and the text of the Protocol signed in 1976 on the text of this Protocol Substitute.
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS.
First: The General Secretariat of the Andean Community will assume the functions of Technical Secretariat of the Convention Simon Rodriguez, the Conference may submit to the Andean Council of Foreign Ministers of the desirability of establishing the permanent seat of the Convention in Quito, Ecuador .
While the terms stated in the previous paragraph, the General Secretariat of the Andean Community will manage the resources of the Convention. In this regard, it will raise annually to the President of the Conference for submission to the Andean Council of Foreign Ministers, a report on the implementation of the Convention budget, the General Secretariat of the Andean Community will report to the Conference at each of its meetings on the use of resources of the Convention.
Second: The General Secretariat of the Andean Community presented the draft Regulations of the Conference and the Specialized Working Committees at the first meeting of the Conference for consideration.
In witness whereof and having found their full and sufficient powers in good and due form, the respective Ministers of Foreign Affairs signed this instrument.
Made in the city of Valencia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, twenty-third day of June of the year two thousand and one.
For the Government of Bolivia
MURILLO DE LA ROCHA JAVIER.
For the Government of Colombia
Guillermo Fernandez de Soto.
For the Government of Ecuador
HEINZ MOELLER FREILE.
For the Government of Peru
Javier Perez de Cuellar.
For the Government of Venezuela
Luis Alfonso Davila Garcia. REPLACING THE CONVENTION PROTOCOL
Simon Rodriguez

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT Honourable Senators and Representatives:
On behalf of the Government and in compliance with the provisions of Articles 150, paragraph 16, 189 paragraph 2 and 224 of the Colombian Constitution, presented for consideration by the honorable Congress, the bill through which the "Protocol of Substitution of the Simón Rodríguez" approved signed on 23 June 2001 in the city of Valencia, Bolivarian Republic from Venezuela.

Background Colombia is part of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN), which is a community of four countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) who decided to join voluntarily in order to achieve faster development more balanced and independent, through Andean, South American and Latin American integration.
The CAN is governed by the Cartagena Agreement signed in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on May 26, 1969 and for which the Andean Community is created, having as objectives:
1. Promote balanced and harmonious development of Member Countries under equitable conditions through integration and economic and social cooperation.
2. Accelerate growth and employment generation.
3. Facilitate their participation in the regional integration process, with a view to the gradual formation of a Latin American common market.
4. Reduce external vulnerability and improve the position of member countries in the international economic context.
5. Strengthen subregional solidarity and reduce disparities in development among the Member Countries.
These objectives are intended to bring about a steady improvement in the standard of living of the inhabitants of the Subregion.
For the development of Sociolaboral issue, the Advisory Council of Labor Ministers of the Andean Community (CAMT), which was created by agreement of the Andean Presidents, at its XII Presidential Council, held in Lima in June created 2000. This agreement institutionalized the activities that were already developing the Ministries of Labour since May 1999.

In these years have made important progress within this Advisory Council, one of the most important results technical support for the approval of the Integrated Social Development of the Andean Community (PIDS) as well as the instruments Plan social and labor relating to Labour Migration, Health and Safety at Work and Social Security. You can also stand out among their actions, make the subregion have an Andean Labor, comprehensive proposal in coordination with the Business and Labor Advisory Councils Andean Observatory.
As established by Decision 666 of June 2007, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of Chile is invited to participate in the activities of this Advisory Council in its capacity as Associate Member Country of the Andean Community.
Following the Andean Community rules, the Chair of the Advisory Council rotates annually falling custom in the country said that alphabetically must assume the EU Presidency.

General Purpose Advisory Council of Labor Ministers of the Andean Community seeks to promote the social and labor dimension of the integration process through effective articulation of their actions with the Ministries of Labor of the subregion as well as others organs and institutions of the Andean Integration System.
Simon Rodriguez Convention, was signed in Caracas on October 26, 1973, this Agreement was intended to "adopt strategies and action plans to guide the activity of subregional and national organizations, so that measures to achieve the objectives of the Cartagena Agreement will lead to the overall improvement of living and working in the countries of the Andean Group. "
At a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Labour held in Cartagena in 1999, Colombia proposes to amend the Convention to give a space of tripartite participation in social and labor issues, and adjust to labor standards.
The Protocol of Substitution of the Simón Rodríguez Convention was signed by the Foreign Ministers of the Member Countries of the Andean Community in the city of Valencia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on July 23, 2001, after more than two years CAMT of works and their technical teams. The Protocol replaces the texts of the Agreement signed in 1973 and its amendment of 1976. By this time the Convention Simon Rodriguez worked as an exclusive forum of Ministers of Labor of the Andean countries.
Fixed replace the text of the Convention Simon Rodriguez. Adoption of the Substitute Protocol

The Substitute Protocol was signed on June 23, 2001, by Javier Murillo de la Roca, Government of Bolivia; Guillermo Fernandez de Soto, the Government of Colombia; Heinz Moeller, the Government of Ecuador; Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru Government; Luis Alfonso Dávila García. Objectives of the Convention

propose and discuss initiatives on issues related to labor environment, which may signify an effective contribution to the development of the Social Agenda of the subregion, contributing to the activity of the other bodies of the Andean Integration System.
Define and coordinate Community policies concerning the promotion of employment, training and job training, health and safety at work, social security, labor migration; as well as other issues that may determine the Member Countries
promote and design activities for cooperation and coordination among Member Countries on Andean social and labor issues.
Given the above, the Government, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Social Protection, asks the honorable Congress to approve the "Protocol of Substitution of the Simón Rodríguez Agreement" signed on June 23 2001 in the city of Valencia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Honorable Congressmen,
The Minister of Foreign Affairs (Signed)
Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar.
The Minister of Labour (Signed)
RAFAEL PARDO RUEDA.
THE PACT COORDINATOR INTERNAL WORKING GROUP TREATED MANAGEMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS INTERNATIONAL LEGAL AFFAIRS MINISTRY, CERTIFIES
:
That the reproduction of text above is true and complete copy of the copy resting on file with the Internal Working Group Treaty of the Department of International Legal Affairs of the text of the "Protocol of Substitution of the Simón Rodríguez Agreement", signed in Valencia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on 23 June 2001.
given in Bogotá, DC, within thirty (30) days of March, two thousand twelve (2012).
The Coordinator of Internal Working Group
Treaty Directorate of International Legal Affairs,

Alejandra Valencia GäRTNER. RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Bogotá, DC, September 3, 2003
authorized. Submit for consideration by the honorable Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
The Alvaro Uribe Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(Sgd.) Carolina Barco Isakson. DECREES
:

ARTICLE 1o. To approve the "Protocol of Substitution of the Simón Rodríguez Agreement", signed in Valencia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on 23 June 2001.
Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 of Law 7 of 1944, the "Protocol of Substitution of the Simón Rodríguez Agreement", signed in Valencia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on June 23, 2001, that the first article of this law which it approved will force the Republic of Colombia from the date on which the international link is perfect therefrom.

ARTICLE 3. 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 Labour.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Angela Holguin
CUÉLLAR.
The Minister of Labour,
RAFAEL PARDO RUEDA. RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Bogotá, DC, September 3, 2003
authorized. Submit to the consideration of the honorable Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
The Alvaro Uribe Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(Sgd.) Carolina Barco Isakson. DECREES
:

ARTICLE 1o. To approve the "Protocol of Substitution Simon Rodriguez" signed in Valencia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on 23 June 2001.
Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 of Law 7 of 1944, the "Protocol of Substitution of the Simón Rodríguez Agreement", signed in Valencia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on June 23, 2001, that article 1 of this law approved, it will force the Republic of Colombia from the date on which the international link is perfect therefrom.

ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate the Republic, Juan Fernando Cristo
BUSTOS.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
GREGORIO Eljach PACHECO.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives, HERNÁN
PENAGOS GIRALDO.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
JORGE HUMBERTO SERRANO MANTILLA.
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 December 17, 2013.

CALDERON JUAN MANUEL SANTOS Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Angela Holguin
CUÉLLAR.
The Ministry of Labour,
RAFAEL PARDO RUEDA.


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