New Ambassador of Panama Presents Credentials
- Dec 12, 2018 - 3:53:00 PM
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.
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...
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...
New Representative of Costa Rica to the OAS Presents Credentials to Secretary General Almagro
- Nov 29, 2018 - 5:43:41 PM
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
Medellín, Colombia to Host 49th OAS General Assembly
- Nov 28, 2018 - 3:07:31 PM
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.
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
New Ambassador of Barbados to the OAS Presents Credentials
- Nov 28, 2018 - 1:24:39 PM
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.
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,
Prime Minister of Jamaica Highlights OAS Role in the Region
- Nov 27, 2018 - 4:21:04 PM
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...
International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women - 25 November 2018
- Nov 26, 2018 - 4:45:47 PM
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)...
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...
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 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...
The MESECVI participates in a European/LatinAmerican meeting on femicide in Brussels
- Nov 9, 2018 - 9:03:17 PM
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...
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...
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...
OAS and ProFuturo Foundation to Bring Digital Education to 23,000 Students in the Caribbean
- Oct 17, 2018 - 9:53:40 AM
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.
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...
International and regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights meet in Colorado
- Oct 15, 2018 - 8:20:42 AM
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...
OAS Permanent Council Commemorated the "Encounter of Two Worlds"
- Oct 12, 2018 - 11:22:47 AM
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.
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
The OAS and the Community of Democracies Strengthen Ties of Collaboration for Democratic Sustainability
- Sep 28, 2018 - 7:04:59 PM
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...
OAS and other Multilaterals will collaborate to support Lima's Summit of the Americas pact against corruption
- Sep 5, 2018 - 11:54:25 AM
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...
The MESECVI salutes and participates in the commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the San Salvador Protocol
- Aug 22, 2018 - 2:22:59 AM
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