OAS and Latin American Federation of Banks to Cooperate on Cybersecurity
- Apr 15, 2019 - 8:03:09 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Latin American
Federation of Banks (FELABAN) today signed a cooperation agreement for
capacity development on cybersecurity in Latin America, at a ceremony
held at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington
General Secretary of FELABAN Giorgio Trettenero said the
agreement "will allow us to unite efforts in a topic of high impact and
importance for the banking of the region such as cybersecurity". He also
recalled that during a recent strategic planning meeting of FELABAN
"Cybersecurity was the issue of highest priority and importance of the
management agenda of the institution."
OAS and Regional Alliance for Free Expression and Information will work together in the Defense of Fundamental Rights
- Apr 12, 2019 - 6:24:32 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Regional Alliance for
Free Expression and Information today signed an agreement to work
together in the defense of fundamental rights such as free expression
and access to information in the Hemisphere.
member of the Executive Secretariat of the Alliance said the slogan of
the OAS of “more rights for more people” should be taken on by civil
society. “At the Regional Alliance we have been working hand in hand
with the OAS promoting freedom of expression and related rights...
Committee of Experts expresses concern over the statements of the Vice President of Guatemala
- Apr 12, 2019 - 11:19:27 AM
The Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism to the
Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication
of Violence against Women "Belém do Pará Convention" (MESECVI) expresses
deep concern at the statements made by the Vice President of Guatemala,
Jafeth Cabrera, who normalized, diminished and ignored the seriousness
of violence against women during a speech at the Secretariat for the
Executive Coordination of the Presidency...
OAS and Colombia sign agreement to hold the 49th General Assembly in Medellín
- Apr 11, 2019 - 12:36:24 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Colombia
today signed the agreement to hold the 49th General Assembly on June
26- 28 in Medellín, under the theme: "Innovating to Strengthen
At the signing of the agreement,
the Deputy Minister of Multilateral Affairs of Colombia, Adriana Mejía,
said her country is ready to receive the Foreign Ministers of the
Hemisphere to discuss common problems and challenges...
New Ambassador of Venezuela Presents Credentials
- Apr 10, 2019 - 3:32:05 PM
The new Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the Organization of
American States (OAS), Gustavo Tarre, today presented his credentials to
the Secretary General of the hemispheric institution, Luis Almagro.
General Almagro welcomed Ambassador Tarre, "with whom we will work to
deepen the path to democratization, peace and justice for Venezuela." He
also recalled that, at the meeting of the OAS Permanent Council on
April 9, "the voices in favor of democracy in the hemisphere" voted for
the resolution that accepted his appointment...
Spain Contributed $2.5 Million to the OAS
- Apr 8, 2019 - 2:50:50 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Spanish Agency for
International Development Cooperation (AECID) today signed the agreement
that makes the Spanish contribution of 2.2 million euros (about 2.5
million dollars) official, to finance projects executed by the OAS in
the areas of human rights, legal development, crisis prevention and
peace building and electoral systems.
The Senior Advisor of the
Strategic Council for Organizational Development and Management for
Results of the OAS, Luis Porto, highlighted the central role that Spain
plays in supporting the Organization's initiatives...
OAS signs agreement on privileges and immunities for Electoral Observation Mission in Panama
- Apr 4, 2019 - 3:28:54 PM
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis
Almagro, and the Permanent Representative of Panama, Salvador Sánchez,
today signed the agreement on privileges and immunities for the
Electoral Observation Mission to the May 5 general elections.
signing the agreement, Ambassador Sanchez stressed that "for all the
countries of the hemisphere, the visits of the OAS Electoral Observation
Missions over the last 50 years have always been important...
New Ambassador of Peru to the OAS Presents Credentials
- Apr 2, 2019 - 6:50:06 PM
The new Permanent Representative of Peru to the Organization of American
States (OAS), José Manuel Boza Orozco, today presented his credentials
to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.
the ceremony, which took place at the Organization's headquarters in
Washington, DC, Ambassador Boza stressed that the OAS "is the political
forum where hemispheric coexistence and neighborliness come alive,
through dialogue, debate...
Statement of the OAS General Secretariat
- Mar 27, 2019 - 12:50:47 PM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
expresses its rejection of the uninformed comments of government
spokespeople of the Russian Federation, who maliciously disqualify this
Organization in order to justify the recent and illegal Russian military
incursion into Venezuelan territory...
Statement from the OAS General Secretariat
- Mar 25, 2019 - 4:04:50 PM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)
rejects the recent Russian military incursion into Venezuelan territory,
which was not authorized by the National Assembly, as required by the
Venezuelan Constitution, and which was done in support of a government
that has been declared illegitimate...
OAS and Casla Institute to create and early warning system on crimes against humanity
- Mar 20, 2019 - 7:00:54 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Casla Institute today
signed an agreement that seeks to unite the efforts of the two
institutions in the prevention of crimes against humanity in the region
through the creation of an early warning system.
General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said the agreement seeks the
establishment of general coordination mechanisms regarding possible
massive violations of human rights and crimes against humanity in the
OAS and Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research to work together on Sustainable Development
- Mar 19, 2019 - 4:30:16 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American
Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) today signed an agreement to
increase their cooperation on scientific issues and to collaborate with
the countries of the region to promote political decisions in favor of
The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis
Almagro, said the two institutions work to pave the way for development
and care for the environment. “This agreement will provide a stronger
scientific contribution to public policy processes and help to build the
human and institutional capacities our member states...
Model Law on femicide aims to update legislation in the region
- Mar 18, 2019 - 5:00:35 PM
Last Friday, March 15th 2019, the Inter-American Model Law on the
Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of the Gender-Related Killing of
Women and Girls (Femicide/Feminicide) was officially launched, a
document that seeks to create or update legislation in the region, as
well as strengthen comprehensive action on prevention, protection, care,
investigation, prosecution, punishment and reparation to guarantee the
right of all women and girls to a life free of violence, as established
in the Belém do Pará Convention, an international instrument signed and
ratified by 32 States of the region.
Venezuela: Statement from the OAS General Secretariat
- Mar 13, 2019 - 6:58:37 PM
Regarding the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Colombia and
press reports, the OAS General Secretariat indicates its support for the
statement, also expressing that we have had full access to the videos
in question during and after the events of February 23 at the
Colombia-Venezuela border crossing...
OAS to Observe the March 24 Sectional Elections in Ecuador
- Mar 6, 2019 - 7:00:42 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Ecuador today signed an
agreement to send an observation mission to the elections for local
authorities and members of the Council for Citizen Participation and
Social Control on March 24, 2019.
The Secretary General of the
OAS, Luis Almagro, highlighted that Ecuador is the country with the
highest level of implementation of the OAS recommendations. "More than
70 percent of our recommendations have been implemented in Ecuador...
Statement by the Secretary General of the OAS
- Feb 22, 2019 - 5:00:38 PM
In response to the statement published by the chairman of CARICOM on
February 19, 2019 in which he wrongly asserts that I acted beyond the
competence of the Office of Secretary General of the OAS, I would like
to highlight the following:
1. The tweet I published on February 7, 2019 at 12:55 pm reads:
“Today I met with Former Ambassador to @UN, Crispin Gregoire, who
expressed his concern that the upcoming elections in #Dominica are not
free and fair...
OAS and the National Civil Registry of Colombia to Strengthen the Country's Electoral System
- Feb 8, 2019 - 3:32:46 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the National Civil
Registry of Colombia today signed an agreement that seeks to strengthen
electoral processes in the country.
The OAS Secretary General,
Luis Almagro, recalled that the OAS trained electoral officials of the
Registry two months ago in the tasks necessary to implement the
electoral quality system. "We know that the organization of transparent
and rigorous electoral processes is the main engine that drives the work
of the Registrar, so from the General Secretariat we are committed to
accompany them in this stage of implementation of a quality management
system providing specialized advice and training," said Secretary
OAS Experts mission concludes observation of Primary Elections in Bolivia
- Jan 28, 2019 - 8:07:47 PM
The Mission of Electoral Experts of the Organization of American States
(OAS) deployed to the Primary Elections of Candidatures of the
Presidential Binomials for the 2019 General Elections in the
Plurinational State of Bolivia, concluded its field work in the country.
the week prior to the vote, the Mission met with the Supreme Electoral
Tribunal, representatives of government, members of all the candidatures
in the race, and with various members of civil society...
OAS Electoral Observation Mission in El Salvador Completes Deployment
- Jan 27, 2019 - 11:00:09 AM
The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States
(OAS) for the presidential elections in El Salvador on February 3 will
complete its deployment this week. The Chief of the Mission, Uruguayan
diplomat Juan Pablo Corlazzoli, arrives in the country today, to return
to the work started during the month of December...