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Statement of the OAS General Secretariat on the Situation in Nicaragua - Nov 17, 2019 - 12:06:25 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) expresses its concern and condemns the latest acts of repression and detention of protesters reported in Nicaragua...
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New Ambassador of the Dominican Republic Presents Credentials - Nov 15, 2019 - 2:50:09 PM

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The new Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic, Josué Fiallo, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, during a ceremony at the headquarters of the hemsiferic institution.

Ambassador Fiallo stressed that his country and the OAS share the same values. "On behalf of the President, Danilo Medina, I want to reiterate the commitment of the Dominican Republic to the four pillars of the Organization: democracy, human rights, sustainable development and multidimensional security," said the Dominican diplomat...
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OAS presented a tool for member states to design and prioritize competitiveness policies - Nov 14, 2019 - 7:40:50 PM

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The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) today presented an innovative competitive tool for inclusive economic growth in the framework of a meeting of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) of the OAS in which a debate was held on an approach that allows prioritizing competitiveness policies that contribute to economic growth with evidence-based instruments and methodologies.

The tool presented is a portal to support member states in their efforts to design and prioritize competitiveness policies through simulation models and methodologies with data-driven instruments.
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OAS and AUI launch project to improve access to educational resources for persons with disabilities - Nov 14, 2019 - 4:40:40 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) are launching a joint project to create an online repository of resources that make teaching and learning more accessible for persons with disabilities.

The launch of the project includes a three-month survey of those who produce or use existing teaching and learning resources for persons with disabilities. The OAS, through its Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity...
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OAS General Secretariat and Government of Honduras Install Evaluation board for MACCIH - Nov 13, 2019 - 7:15:05 PM

The Foreign Minister of the Republic of Honduras, Lisandro Rosales, and the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, today installed a board to evaluate the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH)...
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Statement of the Group of Auditors Electoral Process in Bolivia - Nov 11, 2019 - 12:20:40 PM

On October 30, the OAS General Secretariat and the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia signed the agreements relating to the analysis of the electoral integrity of the elections held on October 20. Those documents established that the Government would provide every facility needed to perform a proper audit of the official vote count in the elections of October 20, along with verification of the tally sheets, statistical aspects, the electoral process, and the chain of custody...
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OAS General Secretariat on the Situation in Bolivia - Nov 11, 2019 - 11:15:33 AM

Facing the political and institutional crisis in Bolivia, the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) rejects any unconstitutional resolution of the situation.

The General Secretariat calls for peace and respect for the Rule of Law...
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Secretary General Visits Sites in The Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian - Nov 9, 2019 - 10:10:28 PM

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, together with the Foreign Minister of The Bahamas Darren Henfield, today witnessed firsthand the destruction brought by Hurricane Dorian in Abaco and Grand Bahama.

During his visit, the Secretary General highlighted the resilience and strength of the Bahamian people in responding to the devastation.
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Central American Countries and Mexico, under the auspices of the OAS and UNHCR, sign Declaration of Commitment to address forced displacement in the Region - Nov 8, 2019 - 6:00:35 PM

High ministerial authorities of the countries that make up the Regional Integral Framework for Protection and Solutions (MIRPS) today adopted the "Political Declaration of Mexico City," which reinforces the commitment of Central American countries and Mexico to protect and generate solutions for people and populations affected by forced displacement in the subregion in a comprehensive and regional manner. The statement was adopted under the auspices of the Organization of American States (OAS)...
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OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Bolivia condemns acts of violence and urges calm - Nov 6, 2019 - 9:35:43 PM

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Bolivia strongly condemns the acts of violence that have been recorded in various parts of the country over the last days and makes an urgent call for calm.

Violence has no place in democracy, that is why the Mission urges all political and social actors, as well as citizens in general...
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OAS and Colombia Celebrate 15 years of the Mission to Support the Peace Process - Nov 6, 2019 - 4:50:31 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and representatives of the Government of Colombia commemorated the 15 years of uninterrupted work of the Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia (MAPP/OAS), in a ceremony at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington, DC.

During the event, the Ambassador of Colombia to the OAS, Alejandro Ordoñez, highlighted that “in these 15 years the MAPP has played a fundamental role in the efforts of all Colombian society to achieve a peaceful coexistence among all Colombians...
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MAPP/OAS Report expresses concern over acts of illegal armed groups in Colombia and impact on population - Nov 6, 2019 - 10:00:07 AM

The Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia of the Organization of American States (MAPP/OAS) today presented to the Permanent Council its 27th semi-annual report, in which it reiterated its concern over the continued severe effects on the population of the presence and acts of illegal armed groups fighting for control of territory and illicit sources of income, such as drug trafficking...
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The technical team of the OAS General Secretariat in Bolivia calls on citizens to provide material for analysis - Nov 4, 2019 - 9:30:37 PM

The technical team of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) is opening channels to receive information and documentation related to the elections of October 20 and post-election events. To coordinate the delivery of material please contact the following email: auditoriabolivia@oas.org...
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El Salvador to Host VIII Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security of the Americas of the OAS in 2021 - Nov 4, 2019 - 12:20:35 PM

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The Ministers of Public Security of the Americas, in Quito, agreed that El Salvador will host the next Meeting of Ministers on Public Security in the OAS (MISPA VIII) in 2021, after the offer from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Alexandra Hill.

During her participation in the Ministerial meeting, Minister Hill reiterated the commitment of the Government of President Nayib Bukele to the OAS agenda and his "commitment to continue fostering cooperation on issues of public security...
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Security Ministers of the Americas adopted recommendations of Quito to Strengthen prevention and fight against organized crime - Nov 4, 2019 - 10:15:48 AM

The Ministers of Security of the Americas gathered in Ecuador on October 30 and 31, 2019, adopted, at the Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security of the Americas of the OAS (MISPA VII), the Quito Recommendations for Strengthening International Cooperation in Public Security in the Prevention and Fight against Crime...
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OAS General Secretariat commences the electoral integrity analysis and audit of the official results in Bolivia - Oct 31, 2019 - 4:20:48 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) has begun the Electoral Integrity Analysis and Audit of the official results of the presidential elections held in Bolivia on October 20. The team comprises some 30 international specialists and auditors, including: electoral lawyers, statisticians, computer experts, document authentication specialists, and experts in chain of custody and electoral organization...
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OAS Secretary General Rejects Massacre of Indigenous People in Cauca, Colombia - Oct 30, 2019 - 6:30:59 PM

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, joins the voices of repudiation and condemns the massacre committed yesterday in the Tacueyó reservation, in the southwest of Colombia, where 5 members of the Nasa community were killed, among them the authority Neehwe'sx Cristina Bautista, community members and members of the indigenous guard...
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OAS Welcomes U.S. Contribution to Cybercrime Program - Oct 28, 2019 - 8:30:23 PM

The Organization of American States (OAS) today formalized a contribution from the United States Government of $639,015 to the OAS Cybercrime Program, a training and technical assistance initiative carried out in accordance with the mandates of the Meetings of the Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA)...
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New Ambassador of Panama Presents Credentials - Oct 23, 2019 - 10:45:15 PM

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The new Permanent Representative of Panama to the Organization of American States (OAS), María del Carmen Roaquebert, today presented credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Luis Almagro.

At the ceremony, which took place at OAS headquarters in Washington D.C., Ambassador Roaquebert said that for her country “the OAS represents the main space for dialogue in our region..
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OAS Mission in Bolivia Continues Observation of the Final Vote Count - Oct 22, 2019 - 4:00:32 PM

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Bolivia emphatically condemns all the acts of violence that have taken place in the nine departments of the country, which have forced the interruption of the final departmental vote count in La Paz, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Potosí, Oruro y Beni...
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