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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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International and regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights meet in Colorado - Oct 15, 2018 - 8:20:42 AM

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The President of 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), Sylvia Mesa, met with representatives of the platform of international and regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights in Boulder, Colorado on October 2nd, 2018. In this meeting, the experts updated each other on the major developments and work since the launch of the platform in March 2018 in New York...
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OAS Permanent Council Commemorated the "Encounter of Two Worlds" - Oct 12, 2018 - 11:22:47 AM


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The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) met today to commemorate the "Encounter of Two Worlds" and to highlight the interpretations, impact and heritage of this historic date.

During the meeting, the Chair of the Permanent Council and Representative of Ecuador to the OAS, Carlos Alberto Játiva, affirmed that the date of October 12 "invites us to reflect on the meaning of interculturality from the perspective of an America that recognizes the value of its native peoples...
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The OAS and the Community of Democracies Strengthen Ties of Collaboration for Democratic Sustainability - Sep 28, 2018 - 7:04:59 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Community of Democracies (CoD) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes a concrete framework of collaboration for carrying out joint initiatives for the promotion and strengthening of democracy. The agreement seeks to contribute to the discussion on the role of global and regional organizations in advancing democratic sustainability, as well as the key elements that are recognized as instrumental for building inclusive and sustainable democracies.

At the signing of the agreement, OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro highlighted the many values shared by both institutions and affirmed that “today’s challenges are many: from the rise of populism...
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The OAS will collaborate with the Superior Electoral Tribunal of the Dominican Republic to implement an election certification system - Sep 10, 2018 - 1:31:18 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of the Dominican Republic will collaborate to implement a quality management system under the ISO standards applied to the electoral process system, in order to provide greater transparency.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, indicated that countries of the region that choose to do a certification of their electoral standards have higher levels of trust in their systems...
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OAS and other Multilaterals will collaborate to support Lima's Summit of the Americas pact against corruption - Sep 5, 2018 - 11:54:25 AM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the international organizations of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) signed an agreement today to harmonize their work and make available to the countries their technical, political and financial resources to face the problem of corruption.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, highlighted the agreement reached by the countries of the region at the Summit of the Americas, which took place in Lima in April, whose objective is to join efforts in the fight against corruption...
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The MESECVI salutes and participates in the commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the San Salvador Protocol - Aug 22, 2018 - 2:22:59 AM

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The Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) salutes the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, better known as the San Salvador Protocol. The international event was organized by the Working Group of the Protocol of San Salvador (WGPSS), with the cooperation of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Department of Social Inclusion of the Organization of American States (OAS)...
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