OAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY
APPROVES SANTIAGO DECLARATION ON DEMOCRACY
Inter-American Democratic Charter constitutes the principal hemispheric
benchmark for the promotion and defense of shared democratic principles and
values in the Americas at the start of the 21st century,” the hemisphere´s
ministers of foreign affairs declared today at the close of the annual
session of the OAS General Assembly.
The ministers approved by acclamation the
“Declaration of Santiago on Democracy and Public Trust: A New Commitment to
Good Governance for the Americas,” which affirms the need to address
political, economic and social challenges and to strengthen citizen
participation in the democratic process.