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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.

Unfortunately, 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...
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OAS Electoral Observation Mission to Make Preliminary Visit to the Dominican Republic - Jan 17, 2020 - 9:49:48 AM

A technical team of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the municipal elections in the Dominican Republic will make a preliminary visit to the country between January 21 and 25...
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OAS Observation Mission to the Special Congressional Elections in Peru Begins Deployment - Jan 16, 2020 - 4:00:42 PM

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) to the special congressional elections in Peru began its deployment for the January 26 elections...
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Ecuador Ratifies the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Discrimination and Intolerance at the OAS - Jan 14, 2020 - 7:36:26 PM

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Ecuador today deposited at the General Secretariat of the Organization of the American States (OAS) the instrument of ratification of the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Forms of Intolerance.

During the ceremony, the Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the OAS, Carlos Alberto Játiva, said that with this initiative his country "joins the national and hemispheric efforts to ensure that the rights recognized in this treaty may be reaffirmed, effectively implemented and protected, inspired by the principles of legal equality and non-discrimination."...
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New Permanent Representative of Bolivia Presents Credentials - Jan 14, 2020 - 2:50:53 PM

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The new Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the Organization of American States (OAS), Jaime Aparicio Otero, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General, Luis Almagro, during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, DC.

The representative of the transitional government of Bolivia announced that his country is preparing hold presidential elections with observation by the international community. "“We are going to convene presidential elections for May 3, 2020...
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OAS General Secretariat on the Situation in Venezuela - Jan 6, 2020 - 8:27:19 AM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) welcomes the re-election of the interim President and President of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó, which took place this afternoon within the framework of the law, with the support of 100 parliamentarians and complying with the quorum in accordance with the relevant regulations....
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New Ambassador of El Salvador Presents Credentials - Dec 16, 2019 - 12:55:50 PM

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The new Ambassador of El Salvador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Lorena Sol De Pool, today presented her credentials to Secretary General Luis Almagro, in a ceremony that took place in the headquarters of the hemispheric institution.

Ambassador Sol De Pool said strengthening the relationship of her country with the OAS and the Inter-American System is a priority. “We share the vision of the Secretary General and we will work together with the member states for a hemisphere of peace, democracy and development,” said the Salvadoran diplomat...
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OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Bolivia delivers its recommendations for next elections - Dec 11, 2019 - 4:35:30 PM

The Electoral Observation Mission of the OAS in Bolivia, led by the former Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Manuel González, today delivered its recommendations for the next general elections to be held soon. The political forces of the country unanimously agreed to hold new elections following the cancellation of the October 20 election due to the proven intentional manipulation of the results and other irregularities...
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OAS Secretary General on International Human Rights Day - Dec 10, 2019 - 4:10:57 PM

On International Human Rights Day we commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, 71 years ago. The Declaration began as an attempt to avoid a repetition of the nightmare of crimes against humanity that took place in Europe and other parts of the world in that same decade, after the horror experienced in World War II that left several tens of millions dead...
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OAS Secretary General on International Anti-Corruption Day - Dec 9, 2019 - 3:40:38 PM

Today, December 9, we celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day. Corruption is a scourge that is present, to a greater or lesser degree, in all the countries of the Hemisphere. From the Organization of American States, we reaffirm our commitment to fight this endemic evil...
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Final Report of Audit of Elections in Bolivia - Dec 4, 2019 - 10:53:43 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) presented today the final report of the audit conducted on the general elections held on October 20 in Bolivia. The conclusion is that there was "intentional manipulation" and "serious irregularities" that make it impossible to validate the results originally issued by the Bolivian electoral authorities...
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New Ambassador of Argentina presents credentials - Nov 26, 2019 - 6:00:27 PM

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The new Permanent Representative of Argentina to the Organization of American States (OAS), Daniel Raimondi, today presented his credentials to the Secretary General, Luis Almagro, during a ceremony that took place at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution.

At the ceremony, Ambassador Raimondi pointed out that his country "has always valued its membership in this forum and the role it plays in the Hemisphere." He highlighted his country's commitment to the OAS work on issues such as the fight against corruption and terrorism and the defense of human rights...
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OAS will observe Municipal and Presidential Elections in the Dominican Republic - Nov 25, 2019 - 3:30:18 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) will send an Electoral Observation Mission to the Dominican Republic for the municipal elections of February 16 and the presidential and congressional elections of May 17, 2020, according to the agreements signed today with the authorities of the Caribbean country at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington, D.C.

The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, highlighted the contribution of these missions to the strengthening of democratic institutions in the region. "The objective of any Electoral Observation Mission is to contribute to the strengthening of electoral processes in the hmisphere...
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OAS Presents White Paper on Combating Online Violence against Women - Nov 25, 2019 - 12:50:41 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), with the support of the Government of Canada, today launched the white paper “Combating Online Violence against Women. A Call for Protection,” on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, designated by the United Nations...
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International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women - Nov. 25th - Nov 24, 2019 - 8:00:42 AM

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Platform of 7 independent United Nations and regional expert mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights* jointly call upon all States and relevant stakeholders worldwide to act against rape as a form of gender based violence and a human rights violation...
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OAS Permanent Council approved resolution on the situation in Bolivia - Nov 20, 2019 - 1:55:34 PM

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved today by majority a resolution on the situation in Bolivia.

The document was approved with 26 votes in favor (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras , Jamaica...
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Report of the OAS High-Level Commission on Nicaragua - Nov 19, 2019 - 5:00:16 PM

In keeping with Resolution AG/RES.2943 (XLIX-O/19), adopted on June 28, 2019 at the Fourth Plenary Session of the forty-ninth regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)...
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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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