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Ministers and High Level Authorities on Social Development of the OAS approve 2019-2021 Plan of Action of Guatemala - Mar 29, 2019 - 4:20:21 PM

The IV Meeting of Ministers and High Level Authorities on Social Development of the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) today approved the Plan of Action for the period 2019-2021, with the objective is the construction of an Inter-American Agenda for Social Development (REMDES)...
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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...
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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...
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OAS and Casla Institute to create and early warning system on crimes against humanity - Mar 20, 2019 - 7:00:54 PM

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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.

The Secretary 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 region...
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OAS and Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research to work together on Sustainable Development - Mar 19, 2019 - 4:30:16 PM

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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 sustainable development.

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...
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Model Law on femicide aims to update legislation in the region - Mar 18, 2019 - 5:00:35 PM

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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.
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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...
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OAS to Observe the March 24 Sectional Elections in Ecuador - Mar 6, 2019 - 7:00:42 PM

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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...
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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...
 
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OAS and the National Civil Registry of Colombia to Strengthen the Country's Electoral System - Feb 8, 2019 - 3:32:46 PM

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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 General Almagro.
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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.

During 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...
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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...
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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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