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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to inspect Facilities for OAS Special Assembly - Mar 17, 2020 - 9:10:40 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) reports that, within the framework of the 54th Special Meeting of the General Assembly, set for March 20, and the situation related to the coronavirus, it has issued an invitation to the authorities from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the purpose of inspecting the Organization's facilities...
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OAS Mission in the Dominican Republic recognizes the effort of the Central Electoral Board in organizing elections and implementing its recommendations - Mar 16, 2020 - 6:42:45 PM

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in the Dominican Republic, led by former President of Chile Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle and present in the country since January 7, recognizes the Dominican people for their perseverance and commitment to democracy, demonstrated in the special municipal elections of yesterday Sunday...
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OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Guyana - Mar 12, 2020 - 11:45:15 PM

The OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Guyana, led by the former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, is dismayed that in spite of the ruling of the High Court on March 11, the Guyana Elections Commission was not able to move ahead today, March 12, with the tabulation of the results for Region 4...
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Chief of OAS Electoral Mission to the Extraordinary Municipal Elections in the Dominican Republic arrives in the country - Mar 11, 2020 - 1:49:24 PM

The Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS), former President of Chile Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, arrived in Santo Domingo to join the OAS team that has been present in the country since February 7...
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Statement from the OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Guyana - Mar 10, 2020 - 9:17:24 PM

The OAS Electoral Observation Mission to the General and Regional Elections in Guyana recognizes that the country’s courts are currently considering the way forward in determining the results of the 2020 elections...
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Joint Statement from International Observers in Guyana - Mar 6, 2020 - 11:10:14 AM

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The international observer missions from the Commonwealth, the Organization of American States, the European Union, and The Carter Center issue the following statement:

The tabulation of results for the election in Region 4 was interrupted and remains incomplete. The law requires that tabulation must be conducted in the presence of party agents and observers...
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OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Guyana - Mar 5, 2020 - 10:45:08 PM

The OAS Electoral Observation Mission to the General and Regional Elections in Guyana condemns the acts of violence witnessed on the evening of March 5 at the office of the Returning Officer (RO) for Region 4. Such actions have no place in any electoral process...
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The OAS and Structuralia Join Efforts to Offer Over 2,500 Scholarships for Master´s Programs - Mar 3, 2020 - 3:32:33 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the online training school Structuralia signed an agreement to co-sponsor up to 2,240 scholarships for Master’s degrees and specializations in energy, construction, and infrastructure.

The scholarships will cover up to 80% of tuition costs and will be granted to citizens or residents of OAS member states. Programs will be offered in Spanish, and for the first time, there will be 4 programs offered in English...
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OAS Chief of Mission Arrives in Guyana to observe General and Regional Elections - Feb 26, 2020 - 10:15:53 AM

OAS Chief of Mission, former Prime Minister of Jamaica Orette Bruce Golding, arrived today in Guyana to observe the March 2 General and Regional Elections. His first activity was the signature of the Agreement on Electoral Access with the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield...
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OAS General Secretariat continues supporting institutions and people of Dominican Republic ahead of March 15 extraordinary elections - Feb 25, 2020 - 4:34:21 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) continues supporting the institutions and people of the Dominican Republic on the path toward the extraordinary municipal elections of March 15, following the cancellation of the February 16 elections...
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OAS and parliamentarians for global action to work together in defense of democracy - Feb 24, 2020 - 3:58:23 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the network Parliamentarians for Global Action today agreed to improve cooperation and interaction between the two institutions in areas such as democracy, human rights, innovation, legal systems and the rule of law.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said that for the OAS, the function of the legislature is crucial because all the political forces of society, both the government and the opposition, are represented within it...
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OAS General Secretariat on an Audit of the Automated Voting System of the Central Electoral Board of the Dominican Republic - Feb 21, 2020 - 7:28:51 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) received on Thursday, February 20, a delegation from the Government of the Dominican Republic to evaluate the best course of action regarding the suspension of municipal elections last Sunday. The General Secretariat expressed its firm will to collaborate in the search for solutions to the problems that took place...
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OAS and REDLAD sign agreement to strengthen civil society voices - Feb 18, 2020 - 5:40:41 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy (REDLAD) today agreed to join efforts to strengthen civil society for the defense of human rights, the promotion of sustainable development and social cohesion in the hemisphere, in the framework of a visit by the Secretary General of the hemispheric institution, Luis Almagro, to Panama.

Secretary General Almagro highlighted that the signing of the agreement was a step forward in strengthening the participation of civil society in the different political spaces of the OAS...
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OAS to observe March 2, 2020 Elections in Guyana - Feb 13, 2020 - 4:30:31 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and Guyana today agreed to send an Electoral Observation Mission to the Caribbean country to observe the general and regional elections of March 2, 2020, during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, D.C.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, highlighted the Organization's commitment to the development and strengthening of the democratic institutions and processes of member states...
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High Authorities for Penitentiary Policies of the OAS Member States call for the Humanization of Prison Systems - Feb 6, 2020 - 4:26:15 PM

The Authorities for penitentiary policies of the Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS) called for the adoption of measures to promote initiatives for the humanization of prison systems, recognizing that one of the main objectives of deprivation of liberty is the rehabilitation and social reintegration of the individual...
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OAS to Support Honduras in Prison System Reform with Integrative Policies - Feb 3, 2020 - 5:35:19 PM

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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Honduras today agreed to develop a Penitentiary Strategy to strengthen the capacities of the National Penitentiary Institute of Honduras to restructure its prison system and contribute to the social reintegration of detainees in the Central American country.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said during the signing of the agreement that “if you aspire to build societies free of violence and organized crime, you need to have penitentiary centers that educate and offer the opportunity to rehabilitate and reintegrate people who committed crimes into society.” "A large part of the prison population will at some point recover their freedom...
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OAS Electoral Mission arrives in Costa Rica to observe Municipal Elections - Jan 28, 2020 - 7:05:18 PM

The Electoral Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the municipal elections of February 2 in Costa Rica began its work in the country today.

The Mission is composed of 11 international experts and is headed by former National Registrar of Colombia Juan Carlos Galindo. During its visit, the Mission will make a substantive analysis in matters of electoral organization and technology...
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Guyana Assumes Chair of the OAS Inter-American Council for Integral Development - Jan 23, 2020 - 4:00:11 PM

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Guyana today assumed the Chair of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDl) of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the first half of 2020, at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, DC.

The Permanent Representative of Guyana, Riyad Insanally, said he will seek to build consensus among member states on the development policies of the Organization. “I believe we have an excellent opportunity to advance the work program of CIDI, through dialogue and consensus building...
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OAS to Observe February 2 Municipal Elections in Costa Rica - Jan 21, 2020 - 7:44:48 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Costa Rica today signed an agreement to send an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to the municipal elections of February 2, 2020, at a ceremony at the headquarters of the agency hemispheric in Washington, DC.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, recalled that Costa Rica was the first country to which the Organization sent an EOM, in 1962. “It is an honor to send a team back to a country with such a long democratic trajectory, that in these municipal elections will elect a total of 6,138 positions...
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OAS General Secretariat on the Conclusion of the MACCIH - Jan 17, 2020 - 9:41:57 PM

Today, the negotiations between the Government of Honduras and the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS) regarding the renewal of the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH) concluded.

Unfortunately, it was not possible to reach the agreements required for the renewal of the mandate of the Mission, which is why MACCIH will end its functions on January 19, 2020...
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