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New Ambassador of Grenada to the OAS Presents Credentials - Jan 24, 2019 - 3:00:46 PM

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The new Permanent Representative of Grenada to the Organization of American States (OAS), Yolande Yvonne Smith, today presented her credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.

During the ceremony that took place at the Organization's headquarters in Washington, DC, Ambassador Smith highlighted that "the OAS has been an integral part of Grenada and has been supportive of our institutional processes benefiting from several electoral observation missions and development projects." She further noted that the OAS was the first international organization her country became part of and recalled the long commitment of her country to the Organization's work and mission...
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OAS and El Salvador Sign Agreement for Electoral Observation Mission - Jan 18, 2019 - 6:30:45 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and El Salvador today signed an agreement for the deployment of an Electoral Observation Mission to the February 3 presidential elections.

The Permanent Representative of El Salvador, Carlos Alberto Calles, highlighted the contribution of the Observation Missions to the strengthening of democracy in the country. “The participation of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission is very valuable for El Salvador for the learning process they bring, because we are improving the electoral process election by election,” said Ambassador Calles...
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OAS to Send Mission of Experts to the January 27 Primaries in Bolivia - Jan 15, 2019 - 1:05:52 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and Bolivia signed an agreement today for the deployment of a mission of experts to the January 27 primary elections that will determine the presidential tickets for the general elections of October 2019.

The Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the OAS, José Gonzáles, highlighted that this is the first time that his country has organized primaries, and thanked the Organization for its support in the electoral process. "For us it is a learning process, it is the first time we have this kind of experience...
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El Salvador Assumes Chair of the OAS Permanent Council - Jan 8, 2019 - 4:10:51 PM

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The Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Carlos Alberto Calles, today assumed the Chair of the Permanent Council -which rotates every three months- analyzing the challenges that the region still faces and that must be addressed in the debates of the political entity.

"I assume this responsibility under a mandate characterized by the philosophy of my government, which is to make broad policies to strengthen development and cooperation...
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OAS General Secretariat greets new President of the National Assembly of Venezuela - Jan 7, 2019 - 10:40:33 AM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) greets Juan Guaidó as the new President of the National Assembly of Venezuela.

President Guaidó has our respect earned as a Venezuelan politician, belonging to a generation of young people who have maintained their coherence in struggles for fundamental freedoms and democracy in their country. Today, at the head of one of the legitimate powers of the State...
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OAS General Secretariat Rejects Expulsion of GIEI and MESENI from Nicaragua - Dec 19, 2018 - 7:29:37 PM


The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) rejects categorically the decision of the Government of Nicaragua to expel from the country the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI, by its Spanish acronym) and the Special Follow-up Mechanism for Nicaragua (MESENI) of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)...
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New Ambassador of Panama Presents Credentials - Dec 12, 2018 - 3:53:00 PM

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The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the Organization of American States (OAS), Salvador Sánchez González, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.

In the ceremony that took place at the Organization's headquarters in Washington, DC, Ambassador Sánchez González said the defense of democracy and the promotion of sustainable development will be two central points of his work agenda. "Our commitment is to take the region responsibly towards the thresholds of democratic development and material development that our peoples demand," he said...
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Statement of the OAS General Secretariat on Russian Military Aircraft with possible Nuclear Capacity in Venezuela - Dec 12, 2018 - 2:00:40 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) takes note with
the greatest concern of the news coming from Venezuela about the possibility that aircraft capable of using nuclear weapons from Russia are in its territory. The presence of this foreign military mission violates the Venezuelan Constitution because it has not been authorized by the National Assembly...
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Preliminary Visit of OAS Electoral Observation Mission to El Salvador - Dec 10, 2018 - 12:14:09 PM

The Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the presidential elections on February 3rd in El Salvador, Uruguayan diplomat Juan Pablo Corlazzoli, today began a preliminary visit to the country to learn about the progress made in the organization of the elections...
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New Representative of Costa Rica to the OAS Presents Credentials to Secretary General Almagro - Nov 29, 2018 - 5:43:41 PM

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The new Permanent Representative of Costa Rica, Montserrat Solano Carboni, today presented credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro in a ceremony in which she highlighted the importance of joint work between states to ensure a better future for coming generations.

In her speech, Ambassador Solano Carboni recalled that her country "is historically committed to multilateralism and human rights and recognizes the value of political dialogue and consultation as essential elements for the peaceful resolution of conflicts." She added that the values promoted by her country...
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Medellín, Colombia to Host 49th OAS General Assembly - Nov 28, 2018 - 3:07:31 PM

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The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today approved a resolution to hold the next General Assembly of the Organization in Medellin, Colombia, on June 26, 27 and 28, 2019.

In his presentation to the Council, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, highlighted the commitment of his country to the renewal of Inter-American multilateralism and explained that Colombia's offer is framed in "an act of faith in the Inter-American system...
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New Ambassador of Barbados to the OAS Presents Credentials - Nov 28, 2018 - 1:24:39 PM

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The new Permanent Representative of Barbados to the Organization of American States (OAS), Noel Lynch, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.

Ambassador Lynch said Barbados sees the OAS “as the premier multilateral organization in the Americas working to promote dialogue and to strengthen peace.” He pledged his country´s continuing commitment to support “the programs and activities in the critical areas of democracy, human rights...
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Prime Minister of Jamaica Highlights OAS Role in the Region - Nov 27, 2018 - 4:21:04 PM

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The Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness today addressed the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) and highlighted the crucial role the Organization has played in the last 70 years in promoting security, democracy, governance, peace and overall wellness in the region.

In his welcoming remarks, the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said that Prime Minister Holness “is a symbol of change, and he has shown his commitment to effect change, particularly in the area of governance.” “We are witnessing a revisiting of the ideal of government for the people and by the people, which promises to lay firm foundations for more sustainable...
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International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women - 25 November 2018 - Nov 26, 2018 - 4:45:47 PM

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Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences (SRVAW) and the platform of key United Nations and regional expert mechanisms on Violence Against Women, including the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the United Nations Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice (WGDAW)...
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OAS New Path Initiative Finances Projects by 23 At-risk Youth in Jamaica - Nov 26, 2018 - 3:00:36 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS), together with the Ministry of National Security of Jamaica, the Trust of the Americas (TRUST) and the Institute of Law and Economics last Friday granted 23 youth in conflict with the law grants of $JA350,000 to implement their business plans...
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Statement of the OAS General Secretariat on the Situation in Haiti - Nov 22, 2018 - 5:40:47 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) has followed attentively the political and social situation in Haiti in the last few hours, and sends its condolences to the families and friends of the dead, as well as its solidarity and wishes for speedy recovery to the wounded.

The General Secretariat of the OAS reaffirms the right to social manifestation and to free association and expression, while at the same time it absolutely rejects acts of violence that take place at the margins of citizen demonstrations...
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The MESECVI participates in a European/LatinAmerican meeting on femicide in Brussels - Nov 9, 2018 - 9:03:17 PM

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Representatives of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) participated in the 10th Conference on Femicide/Feminicide. Not One Woman Less!: Strengthening EU-CELAC Cooperation in the Struggle Against Feminicide/Femicide, and in the workshop “Towards a gender approach for media treatment of VAW and femicide/feminicide: challenges and opportunities for cooperation between the European Union and Latin America,” that took place on November 8th and 9th, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium...
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OAS and UNHCR Present Report on the Rights of Migrants and Refugees in Mexico and Central America - Nov 8, 2018 - 6:35:55 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today presented the first report of the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Report (MIRPS), which aims to defend the rights of migrants and refugees who live or cross the territories of Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama, and announced the creation of the Joint OAS-UNHCR Coordination Unit to analyze the progress of this initiative...
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OAS General Secretariat and Honduras Hold Working Meeting - Oct 18, 2018 - 10:39:23 PM

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, received on Wednesday, October 17 Luiz Antonio Marrey, Spokesperson of the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH), who delivered the fifth semi-annual report of the Mission.

Moreover, the Secretary General, the Spokesperson of the MACCIH-OAS and officials of the Secretariat for Strengthening Democracy of the GS/OAS today held a working meeting with various authorities of the Honduran Government...
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OAS and ProFuturo Foundation to Bring Digital Education to 23,000 Students in the Caribbean - Oct 17, 2018 - 9:53:40 AM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the ProFuturo Foundation signed an agreement today to promote digital education in a hundred schools in five member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM): The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana and Jamaica.

The initiative will be carried out through the Educational Portal of the Americas of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) and the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the OAS, and its platform will reach 1,132 teachers and 23,026 students...

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