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OAS and INE Signed Agreement on Procedures for Mission to Elections in Mexico

The document establishes the conditions necessary to witness the electoral process “in an independent and impartial manner.”

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Member States Begin to Negotiate Hemispheric Plan of Action on Drugs

The document should serve as a reference guide for the development of national projects and programs between 2016 and 2020.

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OAS Preliminary Mission Arrives in Mexico

Sent ahead of the June 7 elections, the team will be led by former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla.

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Third Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concludes

Participants included ministers, deputy ministers and senior economic officials from 27 countries of the Hemisphere.

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OAS Co-organized Meeting in Peru on Police Management in the Americas

Event seeks to promote technical cooperation and facilitate knowledge transfer.

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Venezuela Communicates its Consent to Receive On-Site Visit of the MESICIC

There are now 26 countries that will be evaluated in the Fifth Round of the OAS Anti-Corruption Mechanism.

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OAS to Promote South School on Internet Governance and Cyber Security Initiative

The program will train new opinion leaders from a global perspective, with special emphasis on the Latin America and Caribbean context.

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EOM in Guyana Calls on Political Parties to Debate with Respect

The Mission expressed its concern at the escalation of provocative language being used in the run-up to the May 11 general and regional elections.

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OAS Hosted Discussion on the Status and Protection of Refugees in the Americas

"If we let people fend for themselves in difficult circumstances, we are neglecting their fundamental rights," said the Assistant Secretary General.

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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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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