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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OAS Country Offices in the Member States

OAS Country Offices in the Member States

The Coordinating Office of the Offices in the Member States invites you to visit their site.

You will be able to receive updates, find out who they are and learn out about projects, programs, internships, and scholarships in each office.

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Let them be children: Combating Child and Early Marriage and Union in the Americas

Let them be children:

Combating Child and Early Marriage and Union in the Americas.

Child and forced marriage and union is not well understood in the Americas, despite the fact that UNICEF estimates that 23% of girls in Latin America and the Caribbean are married or in union before the age of 18. Latin America and the Caribbean is the only region in the world where rates of child marriage and early unions are not declining, and are in fact increasing along with the number of births to girls under 15.

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