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...
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...
Joint Statement from International Observers in Guyana
- Mar 6, 2020 - 11:10:14 AM
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...
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...
The OAS and Structuralia Join Efforts to Offer Over 2,500 Scholarships for Master´s Programs
- Mar 3, 2020 - 3:32:33 PM
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
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...
OAS and parliamentarians for global action to work together in defense of democracy
- Feb 24, 2020 - 3:58:23 PM
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.
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
OAS and REDLAD sign agreement to strengthen civil society voices
- Feb 18, 2020 - 5:40:41 PM
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...
OAS to observe March 2, 2020 Elections in Guyana
- Feb 13, 2020 - 4:30:31 PM
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
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
OAS to Support Honduras in Prison System Reform with Integrative Policies
- Feb 3, 2020 - 5:35:19 PM
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.
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...
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...
Guyana Assumes Chair of the OAS Inter-American Council for Integral Development
- Jan 23, 2020 - 4:00:11 PM
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.
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...
OAS to Observe February 2 Municipal Elections in Costa Rica
- Jan 21, 2020 - 7:44:48 PM
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.
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...
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.
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...