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OAS and the Dominican Republic will cooperate to improve the quality of the electoral processes of the Dominican Central Electoral Board - Jan 12, 2021 - 6:23:27 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Central Electoral Board of the Dominican Republic signed an agreement today to promote the quality of the electoral processes of the Dominican electoral body in accordance with the standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), whose high standards are recognized by the international community.

The Chair of the Board, Román Jáquez, stressed that the initiative will allow working under the electoral standard ISO 54001, which complies with a series of international standards to carry out transparent electoral processes...
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OAS Secretary General on International Anti-Corruption Day - Dec 9, 2020 - 3:44:52 PM

Today we commemorate a different International Anti-Corruption Day. COVID-19 and the challenges it brings to our countries and our populations makes the fight against the misappropriation of public goods and services even more relevant. The pandemic has also made it necessary for States to adopt urgent measures for its mitigation. This has led to a heavy investment in public resources that must be implemented with honesty, transparency and efficiency...
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OAS General Secretariat on the political situation in Peru - Nov 12, 2020 - 3:10:11 PM

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) confirms that, in response to the invitation issued by the National Jury of Elections of the Republic of Peru to the OAS on October 7th for the deployment of an Electoral Observation Mission, the Mission will be deployed in due time and manner...
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OAS School of Governance to Train Students at the Diplomatic Academy of Ecuador - Nov 10, 2020 - 5:04:20 PM

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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Ecuador today signed an agreement for the training of students of the Diplomatic Academy of the Andean country in the School of Governance of the hemispheric institution.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, Luis Gallegos Chiriboga, said that the School of Governance, an initiative of the OAS in charge of the Department of Effective Public Management...
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OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Brazil begins work ahead of November 15 Municipal Elections - Nov 9, 2020 - 10:09:04 AM

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Brazil will begin its work today ahead of the November 15 municipal elections in which 5,568 mayors (prefectos) and deputy mayors (vice prefectos) will be elected, as well as 57,942 councilors (vereadores)...
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50th OAS General Assembly concludes - Oct 21, 2020 - 9:27:02 PM

With the approval of the documents submitted to a vote by member states, the 50th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) concluded today, after two days of sessions held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic...
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The OAS Recognizes the Bolivian People on Election Day held on Sunday - Oct 18, 2020 - 10:31:35 PM


The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) expresses its deepest appreciation to the Bolivian people for the civic attitude demonstrated today, by massively and peacefully exercising their right to vote and having done so in a responsible manner, despite the long lines and extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic...
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OAS Secretary General designates Jared Genser as Special Adviser on the responsibility to protect - Oct 10, 2020 - 9:44:57 PM

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, today designated international human rights lawyer Jared Genser as Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)...
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OAS and Bolivia sign agreement to observe October 18 elections - Oct 5, 2020 - 3:07:36 PM


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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Plurinational State of Bolivia today signed the agreement on privileges and immunities for the OAS electoral mission that will observe the general elections on October 18.

The Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the OAS, Jaime Aparicio, said that his country faces “the most complicated, most difficult and most important elections in contemporary history.” “There is a lot of confidence in the majority of the population that the role of the OAS will be crucial, this role, as always, will also be supported by the European Union and by the Carter Center...
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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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