I. That the strengthening of a functional and participating democracy requires:
a. The preeminence of the Civil Society.
b. The development of an institutional democratic life.
c. The effective functioning of a state of law.
d. The permanent elimination of political repression, electoral fraud or imposition, the military riots and pressures and the antidemocratic destabilizing actions.
e. The unrestrictive respect for human rights.
f. The subordination of the function of the armed forces to the civil power.
g. The acknowledgement and respect for the identity and rights of the indigenous population.
h. The access and right of every Guatemalan to the benefits of the national production and natural resources that must be based on principles of social justice.
i. The effective relocation of the population displaced by the internal armed confrontation.
II. That democratization requires the guarantee and promotion of the participation, directly or indirectly, of the civil society in general in the formulation, execution and evaluation of the Government policies in the different administrative levels, acknowledging the right of all the social groups that constitute the Nation to develop under just and fair labor relationships, in their own cultural and organizational forms, in total respect for human rights and the law.
III. That this agreement must be fully disclosed to the Guatemalan nation and particularly to the sectors dialoguing at the meetings that were held in compliance with the Oslo Agreement and the National Dialogue, and must be informed by the Conciliator to obtain the adequate understanding.
IV. This agreement shall be consigned and shall be part of the Firm and Lasting Peace Agreement and shall serve as a framework for the other subjects of negotiation with the peculiarities and specifications corresponding to each.