OAS and GPPAC Sign Agreement to Promote Peaceful Coexistence
- Sep 20, 2019 - 3:45:48 PM
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
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...
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...
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)...
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...
Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala acknowledge OAS contribution to seeking solution to their territorial differendum
- Jul 15, 2019 - 5:00:32 PM
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
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...
Grenada Assumes Chair of the Permanent Council
- Jul 12, 2019 - 4:50:13 PM
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
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...
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
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...
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
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...
49th OAS General Assembly Concludes
- Jun 28, 2019 - 10:00:19 PM
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...
OAS General Secretariat on civil society access to the plenary of the General Assembly
- Jun 27, 2019 - 9:14:53 PM
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...
OAS Designates Colombian Artist Fanny Lu as Goodwill Ambassador
- Jun 27, 2019 - 6:00:21 AM
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
"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...
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...
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
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...
ViaSat and the OAS join efforts to reduce the digital divide in the Americas
- Jun 4, 2019 - 4:56:40 PM
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...
OAS to Provide Training to University of Sao Paulo on Electoral Observation
- Jun 3, 2019 - 10:50:21 PM
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...
OAS to Advise Paraguay on Electoral Matters
- Jun 1, 2019 - 7:30:32 AM
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
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...
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...
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
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...