Dialogue of the Heads of Delegation and the Secretary General with the Representatives of the Workers, Private Sector, Civil Society and Social Actors on the General Assembly Theme “Food Security with Sovereignty in the Americas"
Place: Hotel Regina Resort and Convention Center - Tiquipaya, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Date: June 3, 2012
Within the framework of the upcoming XLII General Assembly, private sector representatives will join representatives of the workers, civil society and other social actors in a dialogue with the foreign ministers and heads of delegation of the 34 member states and the Secretary General on the General Assembly theme “Food Security with Sovereignty in the Americas.” The dialogue will take place on June 3, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Hotel Regina Resort and Convention Center, Tiquipaya, in Cochabamba. This event is in keeping with the General Assembly resolution “Promotion of Private Sector Participation in Activities of the Organization of American States” (AG/RES. 2244 (XXXVI-O/06).
The concept of food security is generally regarded as incorporating four dimensions: availability, access, utilization, and stability. The Americas produces sufficient food to supply its population and even to export, yet 9% of the total population of the Latin American and Caribbean region--approximately 53 million men, women, and children--suffer from hunger or malnutrition (FAO 2011). Poverty and inequality are the most important factors affecting access to food.
As part of the consultation process, an online survey is being disseminated to identify the interests and views of the private sector in the hemisphere on the General Assembly theme.The results of the online private sector survey will serve as an input into the recommendations that the private sector representatives will present at the dialogue of the heads of delegation with social actors on June 3, 2012.
For more information about private sector participation in the dialogue, please visit http://www.oas.org/psf.
V National Competition in Talent and Innovation – TIC Bolivia 2012
Place: Cochabamba, Bolivia
Date: May 31st and June 1st, 2012
The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), a non-profit organization that works in cooperation with the Organization of American States (OAS), is announcing the V National Competition in Talent and Innovation – TIC Bolivia 2012, to be held on May 31st and June 1st, 2012 in Cochabamba – Bolivia, prior to the XLII General Assembly of the OAS.
TIC Bolivia is a platform of opportunities aimed toward Bolivian entrepreneurs. The competition identifies the most innovative initiatives with a potentially positive impact on the country and the region. This international event will allow young Bolivians to showcase their innovative and creative ideas on an international platform. This is the fifth edition of the competition with a national reach after the successful events held in Honduras (2009), Peru (2010), El Salvador (2012) and most recently Colombia (2012), which was held within the frame of the VI Summit of the Americas.
The competition includes two phases. The first one involves an online evaluation and selection of the 15 best projects submitted. In the second phase, the 15 finalists will travel to Cochabamba, where they will compete to become the proud winners of TIC Bolivia 2010. Prizes include cash, incubation and internship opportunities, business promotion, access to YABT networks and the invitation to participate in TIC Americas 2013.
TIC Bolivia is based on the program model “Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas),” an international business plan competition that goes beyond the development of a business plan to include support, follow-up, with opportunities for international visibility, networking, and market access.
This announcement is aimed to Bolivian entrepreneurs who registered their project in previous editions of the Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas and the Eco-Challenge.
We invite Bolivian entrepreneurs not older than 36 years old who have registered their projects in previous editions of the competition to complete their registration by May 13, 2012 via www.ticamericas.net/ticbolivia. Companies and institutions interested in supporting the program with sponsorship can contact Luis Viguria, YABT Chief Executive Officer through email@example.com or +1 202 458 6452.
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Place: Universidad del Valle (UNIVALLE)
Tiquipaya Campus – Cochabamba, Bolivia
Date: May 16-19, 2012
The Thirtieth Model OAS General Assembly for Universities of the Hemisphere (30th MOAS), is organized jointly by the OAS, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and the Universidad del Valle (Univalle) of Cochabamba, Bolivia. This MOAS seeks to familiarize the youth of the Americas, and the general population of Bolivia, with the priorities in the inter-American agenda in anticipation to the celebration of the 42nd Regular Period of Sessions of the General Assembly of the OAS, to be held in Cochabamba, in June 2012. The main purpose of the MOAS Program is to promote democratic values among the youth of the Hemisphere through a simulation exercise where students represent the interests of the OAS Member States. Approximately 450 students from Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, France, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the United States and Venezuela will participate in this MOAS representing the 34 OAS Member States. This MOAS will be conducted in Spanish.
The students will agree on, and present their own version on the theme of the upcoming OAS General Assembly: Food security with sovereignty in the Americas, which will be presented before the Chiefs of Delegation during the 42nd Regular Period of Sessions of the OAS General Assembly, by the MOAS President. Additionally, the students will analyze, negotiate, debate and approve resolutions related to current issues in the Hemisphere, such as response to the food crisis; water as a human right; strategies to prevent the illicit manufacturing and trafficking of firearms; promoting micro and small agriculture towards the commercialization of indigenous crops; and resource mobilization for regional priority projects. For more information about this MOAS and the Program in general visit www.moas.oas.org or contact the MOAS Program by email: email@example.com.