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Declaration of the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, regarding recent military attacks of Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh - Sep 27, 2020 - 12:13:40 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS) strongly condemns the recent military aggression of Azerbaijan that took place in Nagorno-Karabakh, which directly ignores calls from the United Nations to achieve peaceful solutions to conflicts, as well as to promote long-lasting peace and stability...
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OAS-Chile Partnership Program announces full scholarships for hospitality staff in CARICOM countries - Sep 25, 2020 - 2:50:28 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS), in partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) announces a scholarship opportunity for citizens and permanent residents of the CARICOM Countries of the OAS to participate in an Online Guest Service Gold Tourism Course...
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OAS to Deploy Electoral Observation Mission to General Elections in Bolivia - Sep 16, 2020 - 2:50:41 PM

At the invitation of the Government of Bolivia, the Organization of American States (OAS) will deploy an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to the elections to be held on October 18 in the country, for the posts of president, vice president, senators and deputies. The Mission will be led by the former Foreign Minister of Costa Rica Manuel González...
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Joint Summit Working Group Works to Reduce Corruption Risks during COVID-19 Crisis - Sep 15, 2020 - 12:01:52 PM

The leaders of the multilateral organizations that form the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) today highlighted that working collectively must be a priority to strengthen measures to promote integrity, transparency, and accountability, as well as the control of budgets addressing the COVID-19 pandemic...
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New Representative of Peru to the OAS Presents Credentials - Sep 3, 2020 - 1:34:25 PM

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The new Permanent Representative of Peru to the Organization of American States (OAS), Vicente Zeballos, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro, during a virtual ceremony.

Ambassador Zeballos said that the crisis caused by COVID-19 reaffirms the importance of "collective action, cooperation and the principles that the OAS embodies." He also added that "the public health emergency that has forced us to reconfigure the hemispheric agenda must not distract us from a fundamental issue...
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OAS-Chile Partnership Program Launches Scholarships on Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Participants from CARICOM Countries - Aug 31, 2020 - 6:54:50 PM


The Organization of American States (OAS), in partnership with the Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) of Chile, today launched a new course on innovation and entrepreneurship for citizens of OAS – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states. The course, part of the OAS-Chile Scholarship program, will offer graduates a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the internationally recognized dLab- Program...
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Declaration of the Secretary General on the Designation of the Executive Secretary of the IACHR - Aug 25, 2020 - 9:00:52 AM

In light of the statement issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) states that, unfortunately, no progress has been made in the process of designating the Executive Secretary of the IACHR due to the existence of dozens of functional complaints that have been presented to the institutional mechanisms responsible for guaranteeing...
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United Arab Emirates (UAE) donates personal protection equipment to the OAS - Aug 17, 2020 - 9:45:36 AM

In a gesture of solidarity with Latin America and the Caribbean during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of the United Arab Emirates, through its Embassy in Washington D.C., donated 36,855 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical personnel to the Organization of American States. The donated equipment will be distributed to Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, and Suriname....
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OAS Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez Assumes Second Term - Jul 17, 2020 - 10:20:06 PM

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The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Nestor Mendez, assumed his second term today during a virtual ceremony.

The Assistant Secretary General indicated that the development pillar will occupy a central role in the management of the OAS during the post-pandemic era and highlighted his attunement to Secretary General Luis Almagro to face the immediate challenges...
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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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