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Inaugural Speech of the Secretary General

The new hemispheric leader announced his slogan will be "More rights for more people."

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Former Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro Inaugurated as OAS Secretary General

He took office in a meeting of the Permanent Council.

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OAS Congratulates Suriname on Exemplary Civic Spirit shown in General Elections

The Electoral Observation Mission was pleased to witness that the process was carried out in an orderly, peaceful and even festive manner.

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OAS Secretary General Participated in Signing of Protocol to Agreement in the Peace Process between Belize and Guatemala

The representatives of both countries recognized the role of the OAS in the achievements of the process.

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OAS Electoral Mission Observes General Elections in all 10 districts of Suriname

The team of observers will accompany the process until the delivery of results.

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OAS Secretary General Attends Beatification Ceremony for Oscar Arnulfo Romero

In the framework of the event, he also met President of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén.

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Secretary General Bids Farewell to the OAS

In his last speech to the Permanent Council he said that "the Organization is much stronger now than when I arrived."

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CICAD Publishes Report on Alternatives to Incarceration for Drug Offenses

The proposals respond to the conclusions of the OAS Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas.

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Chief of EOM in Suriname Arrives in Paramaribo

Irene Klinger met today with Vice President Robert Ameerali and Foreign Minister Winston Lackin.

The Organization of American States is the premier regional forum for political discussion, policy analysis and decision-making in Western Hemisphere affairs. The OAS brings together leaders from nations across the Americas to address hemispheric issues and opportunities. Together, they seek to build cooperation among states and advance a common regional agenda on democratic governance, human rights, multidimensional security, and sustainable development.

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Fighting against Discrimination

The Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) was the first inter-governmental agency established to ensure recognition of women's human rights. The purpose of the CIM is to achieve the full citizenship of women and the elimination of gender-based discrimination and violence.

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