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OAS and GPPAC Sign Agreement to Promote Peaceful Coexistence - Sep 20, 2019 - 3:45:48 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) today signed a cooperation agreement that aims to stimulate the role of civil society and regional organizations in the promotion of peace and the prevention of violent conflict.

Following the signing of the agreement, the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, said “I am certain that this new era of cooperation with GPPAC will yield new synergies and open opportunities for a more efficient...
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OAS Commission on Nicaragua - Sep 15, 2019 - 7:50:24 PM

The Commission of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Nicaragua, composed of representatives from Argentina, Canada, Jamaica, Paraguay and United States of America, expresses its discomfort at the Nicaraguan Government decision of not granting access to the country to its members and an OAS officer enforced by a communication from the migration agency issued today...
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OAS General Secretariat Welcomes New Electoral Authorities of Honduras - Sep 12, 2019 - 10:30:38 AM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) has collaborated with the National Congress of Honduras on electoral reforms through a group of experts and welcomes the appointment of the authorities that will lead the National Electoral Council (CNE) and the Electoral Court of Justice (TJE)...
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OAS and Cisco to launch Cybersecurity Innovation Councils in Latin America - Aug 15, 2019 - 12:40:38 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) and Cisco today announced joint efforts to democratize and boost cybersecurity adoption across Latin America through the creation of the Cybersecurity Innovation Councils. This initiative will serve as multi-stakeholder spaces in which leaders and experts from the private sector, public sector, academia, NGOs and security technology vendors will collaborate to drive innovation, raise awareness, and expand best practices...
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Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala acknowledge OAS contribution to seeking solution to their territorial differendum - Jul 15, 2019 - 5:00:32 PM

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The Foreign Ministers of Belize, Wilfred Elrington; and Guatemala, Sandra Jovel, today spoke to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) about the progress made in recent years to find a permanent and definitive solution to the territorial differendum involving both nations for several decades, especially the decision by both countries to submit the case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

During the meeting, the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, congratulated both governments for having held referenda to submit the case to the International Court of Justice, in compliance with an agreement signed in 2008...
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Grenada Assumes Chair of the Permanent Council - Jul 12, 2019 - 4:50:13 PM

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The Permanent Representative of Grenada to the Organization of American States (OAS), Yolande Smith, today assumed the chair of the Permanent Council of the Organization, which is held on a rotating basis every three months.

Ambassador Smith spoke of the importance of carrying out the Council's actions based on integrity. "Integrity in the process, in the way we conduct our daily affairs, in the responsibility entrusted to us; at the end of the day we are representatives of our countries and our symbols, our sovereignty and our statehood must be respected," she said...
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OAS Delivers Final Report on Electoral Reforms to the National Congress of Honduras - Jul 11, 2019 - 8:00:40 PM

The group of international experts from the Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation of the Organization of American States (OAS), delivered today its final report regarding electoral reforms, which includes legislative proposals, to the National Congress of the Republic of Honduras, so the country may strengthen its processes and institutions...
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OAS Report Reveals 43% of Large Financial Institutions in Mexico Suffered Cyber Incidents in the Last Year - Jul 11, 2019 - 5:45:20 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) today presented the report "The State of Cybersecurity in the Mexican Financial System," which analyzes the digital security of 240 Mexican financial entities from different sectors as part of its task of strengthening the capabilities and level of awareness about cyber threats in Latin America and the Caribbean...
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Ministers of Education of the Americas approve the plan of action of Antigua and Barbuda 2019 - Jul 10, 2019 - 10:49:53 AM

The Ministers of Education of the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the Plan of Action of Antigua and Barbuda 2019, which seeks to promote the implementation of the Inter-American Education Agenda (IEA).

The Plan of Action is based on the principles of collaboration, intersectorality, and interculturalism...
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OAS and Amazon Agree to Empower Indigenous Youth in the Inter-American System - Jul 3, 2019 - 6:05:20 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) will collaborate to train indigenous youth in the Inter-American System.

The purpose of the agreement signed between the two institutions is to train young people from the indigenous communities of the Americas to have a better understanding of the functioning of the OAS...
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49th OAS General Assembly Concludes - Jun 28, 2019 - 10:00:19 PM

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With the approval of all the documents submitted for voting by the member states, the 49th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) concluded today in Medellín, Colombia.

In the last plenary session, the Assembly approved resolutions on Venezuela and Nicaragua, among others. The documents approved by the General Assembly are or will be available here...
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OAS General Secretariat on civil society access to the plenary of the General Assembly - Jun 27, 2019 - 9:14:53 PM

In relation to the situation which took place during the first plenary session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) today in Medellin, Colombia, the OAS General Secretariat notes that:  Prior to the beginning of the plenary sessions, the schedule of the General Assembly included several meetings with civil society, including a dialogue of these Organizations with the Secretary General, the Assistant Secretary General and the Heads of Delegations...
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OAS Designates Colombian Artist Fanny Lu as Goodwill Ambassador - Jun 27, 2019 - 6:00:21 AM

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The Colombian singer Fanny Lu was named Goodwill Ambassador of the Organization of American States (OAS) by Secretary General Luis Almagro, in a ceremony held in the context of the OAS General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia.

"I am proud that the OAS can count on the support of a faithful defender of human rights in the Americas. Fanny Lu will help us in the efforts to promote the active participation of women in the community and society, in projects that support women in vulnerable situations and that defend their dignity...
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Message from OAS Secretary General on World Refugee Day - Jun 20, 2019 - 1:42:25 PM

Today, World Refugee Day, is not a reason to celebrate for the more than 4 million Venezuelans who have fled from hunger, disease, and the persecution of the inhuman dictatorship of Maduro...
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OAS Secretary General Condemns Antisemitic Attack in Rosario, Argentina - Jun 11, 2019 - 1:20:21 PM

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, today condemned the attack against Rabbi Shlomo Tawil in Rosario, Argentina.

The Secretary General denounced the attack and expressed his solidarity with Tawil and his family. "From the OAS we strongly condemn antisemitism in any form," said Almagro...
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ViaSat and the OAS join efforts to reduce the digital divide in the Americas - Jun 4, 2019 - 4:56:40 PM

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The satellite services company ViaSat officially joined today the 2030 ICT Alliance, an initiative led by the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the Organization of American States. This alliance seeks to connect 1.5 billion people globally by 2020, connect all public schools to the internet to by 2030, promote digital training, develop talents for the digital economy, and strengthen democratic participation through new technologies.

During the signing of the agreement, the Vice President and General Manager of ViaSat Inc, Prakash Chitre, highlighted the company´s work in operating community Wi-Fi services “in thousands of previously unattended communities...
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OAS to Provide Training to University of Sao Paulo on Electoral Observation - Jun 3, 2019 - 10:50:21 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the University of Sao Paulo (USP) today signed a cooperation agreement to assist the study center in the development of tools and training for observing the upcoming electoral processes in Brazil.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, recalled that on May 15, the USP, in coordination with the OAS Department for Electoral Cooperation and Observation (DECO), inaugurated the first National Electoral Observatory in Brazil...
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OAS to Advise Paraguay on Electoral Matters - Jun 1, 2019 - 7:30:32 AM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Superior Tribunal of Electoral Justice (TSJE) of Paraguay today signed an agreement for the provision of technical cooperation in electoral matters during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, DC.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, explained that the agreement will allow the Organization to provide technical support to the TSJE in the reforms it is carrying out. "The OAS and the Tribunal have a long history of collaboration, both in terms of electoral observation and cooperation," said the Secretary General...
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Statement by the OAS Secretary General: Colombia and the Peace - May 24, 2019 - 7:30:06 PM

The Government of President Duque has done everything to maintain peace, to deepen peace with justice and at the same time eradicate plantations and fight drug trafficking. It has not been nor will it be an easy task. It is a proven fact that when the government assumed power in August, the cultivation of coca had reached record levels...
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OAS to Collaborate with ProFuturo on Interactive Education in Guyana and with Telefónica to Reduce the Digital Divide in Women and Rural Areas - May 24, 2019 - 3:05:56 PM

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The Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the Organization of American States (OAS), Telefónica, and Fundación ProFuturo today signed two agreements to promote digital inclusion and education in the region, as part of the commitments made in the framework of the TIC 2030 Alliance.

The agreement signed with ProFuturo is focused on digital education in Guyana, where 5,435 primary school students and 449 teachers in the country will have access to interactive content and materials to improve their learning experiences...
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