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OAS General Secretariat on Suriname - Jun 20, 2020 - 8:20:02 PM

The OAS General Secretariat welcomes yesterday’s official proclamation by the Independent Electoral Council of Suriname, which confirmed the allocation of seats in the country’s National Assembly. This is an important step in Suriname’s electoral process and opens the way for the installation of the Assembly’s newly elected members before the end of June, as well as the eventual election of the next President and Vice-President...
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MAPP/OAS Warns of Continued Violence by Illegal Armed Groups against Civilians in Colombia - Jun 19, 2020 - 11:50:39 AM

The Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia of the Organization of American States (MAPP/OAS) today presented to the Permanent Council of the Organization its twenty-eighth semi-annual report, in which it reports the high levels of violence that were carried out by illegal armed groups against communities and social leaders during the second half of 2019...
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OAS to Deploy Mission to the Special General Presidential and Legislative Elections in the Dominican Republic - Jun 16, 2020 - 12:47:11 PM

At the invitation of the Central Electoral Board (JCE) of the Dominican Republic, the Organization of American States (OAS) will deploy an Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) to the July 5 special general presidential and legislative elections. The Mission will be led by former Chilean President Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, who will attend the meetings virtually from Santiago de Chile due to travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The field mission will be led by the OAS Secretary for the Strengthening of Democracy, Francisco Guerrero...
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OAS reiterates support for the results of the National Recount in Guyana - Jun 15, 2020 - 1:45:38 PM

The decision of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), on April 3, 2020, to proceed with a national recount, and the eventual initiation of the process on May 6, were welcome developments in the ongoing electoral process in Guyana. Following the very irregular occurrences in the tabulation process for District Four, which undermined the credibility of the results for that electoral District...
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New Permanent Observer of Spain Presents Credentials - Jun 10, 2020 - 3:40:31 PM

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The New Permanent Observer of Spain to the Organization of American States (OAS), Carmen Montón, today presented her credentials to the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, during a virtual ceremony, the first of its kind.

Ambassador Montón announced that her country will continue to support electoral observation missions, the fight for women's political rights, the Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia and the OAS work on human rights, among other activities of the hemispheric institution...
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OAS General Secretariat on the Elections in Guyana - Jun 4, 2020 - 5:04:29 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) is mindful that the recount of the votes cast in the March 2 General and Regional elections in Guyana, will be concluded in the next few days...
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OAS Launches Political Action Guide to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic under Democratic Principles - Jun 2, 2020 - 11:45:37 AM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) published "The Inter-American Democratic Charter: A Guide to Political Action to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic." The Guide seeks to promote the functionality and validity of democratic principles as essential and effective elements...
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OAS calls for participation in its Portal for Consultations, Forums and Repository on the World during and after the Pandemic - Jun 1, 2020 - 2:00:32 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) today renews its call for the participation of citizens, government officials, civil society and other groups in its Portal for Consultations, Forums and Repository on the world during and after the COVID-19 pandemic..
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Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States in Suriname Observes Post Electoral Phase of the Process - May 31, 2020 - 5:58:48 PM

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) for the May 25, 2020 General Elections remains in place in Paramaribo, observing the post electoral phase of the process. The OAS/EOM acknowledges the peacefulness and calm demonstrated by the citizenry of Suriname during this phase and commends the tireless effort of the electoral workers involved in the different phases of the process...
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OAS General Secretariat on Charges against Adel El Zabayar - May 29, 2020 - 7:05:26 PM


The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) takes note of the content of the accusation against Adel El Zabayar, former member of the National Assembly of Venezuela, by authorities of the Southern District of New York and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration...
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OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro assumes second term until 2025 - May 27, 2020 - 1:30:56 PM

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, assumed his second term as head of the hemispheric institution today until May 2025, during a virtual meeting of the Permanent Council. Almagro was reelected by the Organization's 54th Special General Assembly on March 20...
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OAS and Suriname sign Agreement for Deployment of an Innovative Electoral Observation Mission to Suriname - May 14, 2020 - 11:50:35 AM

On the invitation of the Republic of Suriname, the Organization of American States (OAS) will deploy an innovative Electoral Observation Mission for the general elections to be held in the country on May 25, 2020...
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Cisco and OAS to Finance Cybersecurity Innovation Projects in Latin America - May 12, 2020 - 8:30:04 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) together with Cisco, announced today the opening of a fund of US$150,000 to finance innovation projects in Latin America. The fund seeks to foster creativity and innovation in the execution of cybersecurity projects in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The process and requirements to submit projects will be announced soon...
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OAS General Secretariat Presents Report on the Situation of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees in Bolivia - May 8, 2020 - 9:15:19 AM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) today published a report on the "Situation of Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Bolivia." The report was prepared based on the visit to Bolivia by the team from the Office of the General Secretariat for the Crisis of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees...
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OAS and Facebook launch initiative to offer resilience tools for MSMEs - May 6, 2020 - 9:21:01 AM

The Organization of American States (OAS) and Facebook are launching today a partnership to support the Micro Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) of the region through online training sessions and policy roundtables. The program will help MSMEs face the challenges they are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Inter-American Network on Afro-descendant Population Policies warns of disproportionate impact of the pandemic in these communities - Apr 30, 2020 - 12:34:23 PM

The Inter-American Network of High Authorities on Policies for Afro-descendant Populations (RIAFRO, for its initials in Spanish) warned of the disproportionate impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the virus that generates the COVID-19 disease, on the Afro-descendant population in the region...
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OAS Launches Portal of Consultations, Forums and Repository on the World during and after the Pandemic - Apr 27, 2020 - 9:15:00 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) launched a Portal of Consultations, Forums, and Repository about the world during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the Portal is to become an essential forum in which citizens, government officials, civil society and other groups can propose ideas and initiatives that can later become real projects...
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CICIES begins technical assistance and monitoring of funds for COVID-19 Health Emergency - Apr 17, 2020 - 11:45:03 AM

The International Commission Against Impunity in El Salvador (CICIES) of the Organization of American States (OAS) this week deployed an initial team of 30 multidisciplinary professionals to implement an audit and follow-up mechanism regarding the use of funds destined for the national emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Professionals were hired under OAS requirements and standards...
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OAS Electoral Observation Mission to the March 2 General and Regional Elections in Guyana - Apr 15, 2020 - 1:06:16 PM

The Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to the March 2 General and Regional Elections in Guyana, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, remains concerned that, after more than six weeks, an accurate and credible result that would allow a duly elected government to assume office has not been determined...
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OAS General Secretariat on the situation of political prisoners in Nicaragua - Apr 9, 2020 - 12:14:48 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) continues to follow with extreme attention the situation in Nicaragua and its different aspects....
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