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  • Tuesday, June 18th 2019 - 08:52 UTC

    Agreement to implement an ambitious Plata basin that benefits six countries

    The project seeks to improve water security, climate resilience and the health of ecosystems in the Plata Basin, benefitting six countries

    The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Intergovernmental Coordinating Committee of the countries of the Plata Basin (CIC) signed an agreement on Monday for the project “Preparing the ground for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Program for the La Plata Basin,” during a ceremony at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC.

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  • Thursday, March 28th 2019 - 08:52 UTC

    OAS approves “Humanitarian Assistance in Venezuela”; Uruguay votes against

    The final tally was 19 countries in favor, 8 abstentions and 5 against, Antigua and Barbuda, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uruguay and Venezuela

    The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved on Wednesday the resolution “Humanitarian Assistance in Venezuela” encouraging member states, permanent observers, and the competent international organizations “to continue providing support and implementing measures to address the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.”

  • Tuesday, August 28th 2018 - 09:07 UTC

    Women’s economic empowerment discussed at OAS with Ivanka Trump

    White House Advisor Ivanka Trump underlined “the world is more prosperous, more at peace when women across the globe can fully participate in the economy”

    The Inter-American Council for Integral Development of the Organization of American States (OAS) today organized a meeting that featured Secretary General Luis Almagro, White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and the President and CEO the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Ray W. Washburne, to discuss “Financial Empowerment of Women for the Sustainable Social and Economic Development of the Americas.”

  • Friday, May 4th 2018 - 08:49 UTC

    EU parliament demands Venezuela elections be 'immediate suspended'

    The head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini: “We ask for a review of the electoral calendar based on an agreed and credible calendar”.

    The European Parliament voted on Thursday for the immediate suspension of the presidential elections on May 20 in Venezuela, considering that they do not guarantee any credibility for their lack of transparency and inclusion. In this way, the body and the representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini, call for the restructuring of an electoral agenda in which there are no outlawed candidates and the necessary electoral guarantees are fulfilled.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2018 - 21:36 UTC

    OAS urges Venezuela to reconsider its electoral process

    The text of the resolution seeks to “urge the Government of Venezuela to reconsider the premature convocation of presidential elections”

    The Organization of American States (OAS) was meeting in Washington on Tuesday from 10:00 AM local time on the subject of Venezuela and “the latest events” that have occurred in the Caribbean country. 19 of the 24 members voted in favor of a resolution calling on Venezuela to postpone the elections scheduled for April.

  • Thursday, September 28th 2017 - 04:52 UTC

    OAS chief avoids forum in Uruguay, anticipating a government rebuke

    Almagro was scheduled to open the cyber-security forum organized by OAS, IDB and Canada in Montevideo

    The Uruguayan born Secretary of the Organization of American States, OAS, Luis Almagro had to cancel at last minute his attendance at the opening of a cyber security in Montevideo, alleging “agenda matters”, but it has emerged that no Uruguayan government official or from the ruling coalition was willing to receive him.

  • Wednesday, March 16th 2016 - 07:18 UTC

    OAS observers to the Dominican Republic general elections on 15 May

    The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to the general elections of May 15 will be headed by the former President of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana.

    The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of the Dominican Republic signed formal agreements by which the hemispheric institution will send an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to the general elections of May 15, which will be headed by the former President of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana.

  • Tuesday, February 18th 2014 - 05:13 UTC

    OAS expresses concern about Tuesday's protests in Venezuela, calls for dialogue

    Insulza called on all sides and the media to act with responsibility

    The Organization of American States (OAS), expressed concern on Monday over the possibility that new protests in the streets of the capital of Venezuela “could lead to more acts of violence that would only further separate the positions of the government and the opposition and polarize to an even greater degree the sensitive political moment the South American country is going through.”

  • Saturday, August 3rd 2013 - 02:49 UTC

    Cristina Fernandez will chair Security Council debate on UN relations with regional organizations

    Last year CFK displayed her speech “talent” at the C24, next week at the Security Council

    Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will be chairing next Tuesday a meeting of the United Nations Security Council that will be addressing the relations of Latam and Caribbean regional and subregional organizations with UN in helping prevent conflicts and restore peace, was announced by the Argentine ambassador Maria Cristina Perceval.

  • Wednesday, April 17th 2013 - 07:38 UTC

    OAS and UN sign cooperation agreement for demining in Colombia

    Clearing fields, roads and paths of mines is a very dangerous and expensive task

    The Organization of American States singed a cooperation agreement with the United Nations for Humanitarian Mine Action Activities in Colombia, a country were virtually tens of thousands of explosives have been planted during the several decades’ long internal conflict.