General Assembly

The General Assembly is the supreme organ of the Organization of American States and comprises the delegations of all the member states. The mechanisms, policies, actions, and mandates of the Organization are determined by the General Assembly, and its functions are defined in Chapter IX of the OAS Charter.  Article 56 explains that “all Member States have the right to be represented in the General Assembly.  Each State has the right to one vote.”  Article 57 notes that “the General Assembly shall convene annually during the period determined by the Rules of Procedure and at a place selected in accordance with the principle of rotation,” and Article 58 goes on to state that “in special circumstances and with the approval of two thirds of the Member States, the Permanent Council shall convoke a special session of the General Assembly.”  All member states are represented at the General Assembly and have the right to one vote.


Declarations and Resolutions

46 Special Session46 Special Session of the OAS General Assembly
Guatemala City, Guatemala, September 19, 2014
Toward a Hemispheric Drug Policy for the Twenty-First Century

Documents

44 regular session44 Regular Session of the General Assembly
Asunción, Paraguay, June 3-5, 2014
Development with Social Inclusion

Documents

43 regular session43 Regular Session of the General Assembly
La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, June 4-6, 2013
For a Comprehensive Policy against the World Drug Problem in the Americas

Documents

42 regular session42 Regular Session of the General Assembly
Cochabamba, Bolivia, June 3-5, 2012
Food Security with Sovereignty in the Americas

Documents

Forty-first regular session41Regular Session of the General Assembly
San Salvador, El Salvador, June 5-7, 2011
Citizen Security in the Americas

Documents

41 Special Session
Washington, D.C. June 1, 2011

Resolutions

40 Special Session
Washington, D.C. September 30, 2010

Resolutions

Fortieth regular session40 Regular Session of the General Assembly
Lima, Peru, June 6-8, 2010
Peace, Security, and Cooperation in the Americas

Documents

39 Special Session
Washington, D.C. March 24 2010

Resolutions

38 Special Session
Washington, D.C. September 30, 2009

Resolutions

37 Special Session
Washington, D.C. June 30, 2009

Resolutions

Thirty-ninth regular session 39 Regular Session of the General Assembly
San Pedro Sula, Honduras, June 2009
Toward a Culture of Non-Violence

Resolutions

Thirty-eight regular session 38 Regular Session of the General Assembly
Medellín, Republic of  Colombia, June 2008
Youth and Democratic Values

Resolutions

37 Regular Session of the General Assembly
Panama, Republic of  Panama, June 2007
Energy for Sustainable Development
Thirty-sixth regular session 36 Regular Session of the General Assembly
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 2006
Good Governance and Development in the Knowledge-Based Society