MACCIH/OAS Presented Sixth Report of the Mission to the Permanent Council of the Organization
- May 15, 2019 - 7:35:17 PM
The Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in
Honduras (MACCIH) of the Organization of American States (OAS) today
presented to the Permanent Council of the institution the Sixth
Quarterly Report on the Mission's management in Honduras, in compliance
with the commitments acquired at the signing of the agreement between
the OAS and the Government of Honduras...
OAS Mission in Colombia highlights progress and challenges to the Peace Agenda
- May 15, 2019 - 1:15:14 PM
The Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia of the Organization
of American States (MAPP/OAS) today presented its XXVI Report to the
Permanent Council of the hemispheric body, coinciding with the
commemoration of its 15 years of work in the territories most affected
by the armed conflict in Colombia. The document is the result of 1,358
missions in 720 rural villages, carried out between August 7 and
December 31, 2018...
OAS to support Attorney General of the Dominican Republic to Implement New Penitentiary Model
- Apr 26, 2019 - 10:41:12 AM
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) and
the Attorney General of the Dominican Republic (PGR) today signed a
cooperation agreement to strengthen the PGR's capacity to promote
Through agreement, the Department of Public
Security (DPS) of the OAS will support the PGR through the exchange of
experiences and the design and implementation of strategies to
strengthen and consolidate the progress that the Dominican Republic has
made in the modernization of its penitentiary system...
Costa Rica Signs Inter-American Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance at the OAS
- Apr 25, 2019 - 5:40:01 PM
Costa Rica signed, at the headquarters of the Organization of American
States (OAS), the Inter-American Convention against All Forms of
Discrimination and Intolerance. The Central American country joins
Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay, as the fifth nation in the
Americas to have signed all conventions related to human rights
of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, Manuel Ventura Robles, said that with
the signing of this Convention Costa Rica fulfills "a debt we had with
the Inter-American Human Rights System and we wanted to comply with it
as soon as possible."...
OAS and Latin American Federation of Banks to Cooperate on Cybersecurity
- Apr 15, 2019 - 8:03:09 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Latin American
Federation of Banks (FELABAN) today signed a cooperation agreement for
capacity development on cybersecurity in Latin America, at a ceremony
held at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington
General Secretary of FELABAN Giorgio Trettenero said the
agreement "will allow us to unite efforts in a topic of high impact and
importance for the banking of the region such as cybersecurity". He also
recalled that during a recent strategic planning meeting of FELABAN
"Cybersecurity was the issue of highest priority and importance of the
management agenda of the institution."
OAS and Regional Alliance for Free Expression and Information will work together in the Defense of Fundamental Rights
- Apr 12, 2019 - 6:24:32 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Regional Alliance for
Free Expression and Information today signed an agreement to work
together in the defense of fundamental rights such as free expression
and access to information in the Hemisphere.
member of the Executive Secretariat of the Alliance said the slogan of
the OAS of “more rights for more people” should be taken on by civil
society. “At the Regional Alliance we have been working hand in hand
with the OAS promoting freedom of expression and related rights...
Committee of Experts expresses concern over the statements of the Vice President of Guatemala
- Apr 12, 2019 - 11:19:27 AM
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) expresses
deep concern at the statements made by the Vice President of Guatemala,
Jafeth Cabrera, who normalized, diminished and ignored the seriousness
of violence against women during a speech at the Secretariat for the
Executive Coordination of the Presidency...
OAS and Colombia sign agreement to hold the 49th General Assembly in Medellín
- Apr 11, 2019 - 12:36:24 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Colombia
today signed the agreement to hold the 49th General Assembly on June
26- 28 in Medellín, under the theme: "Innovating to Strengthen
At the signing of the agreement,
the Deputy Minister of Multilateral Affairs of Colombia, Adriana Mejía,
said her country is ready to receive the Foreign Ministers of the
Hemisphere to discuss common problems and challenges...
New Ambassador of Venezuela Presents Credentials
- Apr 10, 2019 - 3:32:05 PM
The new Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the Organization of
American States (OAS), Gustavo Tarre, today presented his credentials to
the Secretary General of the hemispheric institution, Luis Almagro.
General Almagro welcomed Ambassador Tarre, "with whom we will work to
deepen the path to democratization, peace and justice for Venezuela." He
also recalled that, at the meeting of the OAS Permanent Council on
April 9, "the voices in favor of democracy in the hemisphere" voted for
the resolution that accepted his appointment...
Spain Contributed $2.5 Million to the OAS
- Apr 8, 2019 - 2:50:50 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Spanish Agency for
International Development Cooperation (AECID) today signed the agreement
that makes the Spanish contribution of 2.2 million euros (about 2.5
million dollars) official, to finance projects executed by the OAS in
the areas of human rights, legal development, crisis prevention and
peace building and electoral systems.
The Senior Advisor of the
Strategic Council for Organizational Development and Management for
Results of the OAS, Luis Porto, highlighted the central role that Spain
plays in supporting the Organization's initiatives...
OAS signs agreement on privileges and immunities for Electoral Observation Mission in Panama
- Apr 4, 2019 - 3:28:54 PM
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis
Almagro, and the Permanent Representative of Panama, Salvador Sánchez,
today signed the agreement on privileges and immunities for the
Electoral Observation Mission to the May 5 general elections.
signing the agreement, Ambassador Sanchez stressed that "for all the
countries of the hemisphere, the visits of the OAS Electoral Observation
Missions over the last 50 years have always been important...
New Ambassador of Peru to the OAS Presents Credentials
- Apr 2, 2019 - 6:50:06 PM
The new Permanent Representative of Peru to the Organization of American
States (OAS), José Manuel Boza Orozco, today presented his credentials
to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.
the ceremony, which took place at the Organization's headquarters in
Washington, DC, Ambassador Boza stressed that the OAS "is the political
forum where hemispheric coexistence and neighborliness come alive,
through dialogue, debate...
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...
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...
OAS and Casla Institute to create and early warning system on crimes against humanity
- Mar 20, 2019 - 7:00:54 PM
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.
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
OAS and Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research to work together on Sustainable Development
- Mar 19, 2019 - 4:30:16 PM
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
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...
Model Law on femicide aims to update legislation in the region
- Mar 18, 2019 - 5:00:35 PM
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.