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  • Universidad Euro Hispanoamericana of México to Host the 35th Model OAS General Assembly for universities in 2020 
    On September 6th, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Euro Hispano-American University of Mexico signed an agreement to host the 35th MOAS for universities of the hemisphere in April 2020 in Xalapa, Mexico. During the signing ceremony, the OAS Assistant Secretary General, Nestor Mendez, stressed the importance of the initiative to educate young people of the Americas in the values of the hemispheric institution. For her part, the Dean of the Euro Hispanoamericana University, Ruth María Rodríguez, affirmed that the Model OAS is a tool to unite the countries of the region. Registration is open. Visit the Model Website.

  • First Model OAS of the Andean Region of Colombia
    From June 5th to 7th the First MOAS for High School Students of the Andean Region of Colombia will take place at EAFIT University of Medellin, Colombia. The purpose of this Model is to raise awareness among the Colombian youth on the topics that the 49th OAS General Assembly will discuss in Medellín, Colombia, as well as to raise awareness of the role of the Organization as the main hemispheric political forum. More information

  • The 34th MOEA for universities of the Hemisphere will take place in Costa Rica in March 2019
    [December 30, 2018]

    The 34 MOAS for Universities of the Hemisphere will be held in Costa Rica from March 11 to 13, 2019 at the Universidad Latina, Torre Mercedes campus, Paseo Colón, Costa Rica. This Model will be carried out in Spanish. The purpose of the MOAS is to promote democratic values ​​among the youth of the Hemisphere and to familiarize students with the priorities of the Inter-American agenda and the work of the OAS. Both Costa Rican universities and universities in other countries can participate. Página MOEA Costa Rica | Convocatoria oficial. |Instrucciones para el Registro | Boletín informativo

  • The MOAS as part of Texas Tech University Global Ethics Day
    [October 29, 2018]

    The MOAS was invited by one of its partners, Texas Tech University, to celebrate the Fifth Annual Global Ethics Day, which was entitled "Ethics In Action". Assistant Secretary General, Nestor Mendez, joined other distinguished panelists in an ethics dialogue and addressed Texas Tech students and faculty on the work of the OAS and the Organization’s youth agenda. “The OAS, through the Model OAS, aims to develop the minds of young people and hopes to give voice to the many young individuals that yearn for an inclusive and democratic Hemisphere”, said the Ambassador during his speech which focused on current hemispheric challenges and opportunities. The Ambassador also highlighted that, “As part of the largest demographic in the Americas, the youth are an indefatigable fount of innovative ideas and proactive engagement who must be supported in their quest to move beyond traditional responses and to seek new and innovative solutions to societies’ problems.” Speech | Video of the full speech

  • 8vo MOEA Uninorte
    [June 15, 2018]

    From June 5 to 7, the Eighth Model of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) (VIII MOEA) took place for students from the Colombian Caribbean, organized jointly with Universidad del Norte (UNINORTE) of Barranquilla, Colombia. This Model brought together more than 400 young students from high schools and universities in Colombia and Central America (University of San Carlos de Guatemala), who represented the 34 OAS Member States. Misinformation during electoral campaigns, protection of human rights of vulnerable populations, energy development, risk management were some of the issues that students addressed in their debates in the respective committees. More information...

  • About 300 high school students are coming to DC in November for the Model OAS for High Schools 
    [November 7, 2017]

    The 36th Model Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly for High Schools (36th MOAS/HS) will be held from November 29 to December 1, 2017, at OAS Headquarters in Washington, DC. About 300 high school students and 30 faculty advisors from the United States, Central and South America will gather at the "House of the Americas" to reach consensus on key issues affecting the region. Twenty nine OAS Member States will be represented by student delegations from the USA, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Puerto Rico and Ecuador. Colegio Bilingue Santa Marta will be joining us for the first time to represent the United States and Spain (Permanent Observer to the OAS). Click here to see the schedule.

  • For the first time, OAS interns were part of the Model G20 at American University!  
    [October 16, 2017]

    A group of OAS interns from Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia and other OAS Member States joined other students interested in international negotiation and current global issues in a simulation of the G20 Leaders’ Summit that was held from October 6th to 8th at the School of International Service, AU. The interns were split into two delegations representing Brazil and Mexico. Prior to the Model, other OAS interns shared information with the participating interns about the assigned countries. The Model allowed the participants to put in practice important skills such as negotiation and public speaking, while defending the interest and principles of the countries being represented. Also, they had the opportunity to listen to the views and comments of well-known speakers with expertise in G7/G20 economic and financial issues, such as Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy to the United States, and Elke Kallenbach, Head of the Finance Section of the German Embassy in Washington, DC. Photo album.

  • The MOAS program increases its efforts to host a hemispheric model  
    [September 27, 2017]

    The MOAS program has received several requests from international students eager to participate in a hemispheric model for universities in the region. The MOAS Program encourages universities in the region to consider hosting a hemispheric Model in coordination with the MOAS Program. The last Model in Spanish was held in Peru in 2014. The rewards for hosting a MOAS are incredible, both for participating students, as well as for the host university. Hosting a MOAS provides a university with a unique opportunity to interact with international students and faculty, and showcase its international programs. It also provides a chance to meet OAS diplomats from the Americas and learn about the work of the OAS. To see the list of university Models please click here. If interested, please send us an email to

  • OAS Interns to participate in AU G20 Model 
    [September 21, 2017

    A group of OAS interns from Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia and other OAS Member States will be joining students interested in international negotiation and current global issues to participate in the G20 Model to be held at the School of International Service, American University, on October 6-8, 2017. The MOAS Program, whose main goal is to expose students to diplomacy and Inter-American relations, partnered with AU to materialize this collaboration. The three-day simulation will provide students with the opportunity to replicate a G20 Leaders’ Summit, fostering in the process a greater appreciation for the role that economics and diplomacy play in geopolitics. Photo gallery of the meeting with AU G20 team.

  • Students from the Colombian Caribbean Region agree on reducing inequality
    [September 20, 2017] 

    The Seventh Model OAS General Assembly brought together 416 high school students from the Colombian Caribbean region with 34 delegations. The model was attended by a few Colombian universities as well as San Carlos University of Guatemala, which brought 3 delegations. Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Nestor Mendez, was the keynote speaker in the opening ceremony (remarks by ASG). University students, members of the GET (Special Group charged with the Declaration) agreed on concrete proposals to reduce inequality among rural and urban areas in the countries of the Americas. Among other themes debated were the role of the youth in the Sustainable Development Agenda, the fight against corruption and impunity, civil society and citizen participation. Photo gallery.  

  • The OAS about to host the 36th Model OAS for High School Students
    [August 10, 2017]  

    With more than 15 countries represented and an increasing number of high schools from the US as well as Central and South America, the 36 Model is taking shape. This 3-day Model, to be held from November 29 to December 1st at OAS in Washington DC, offers a unique opportunity for high school students to gain greater appreciation for international cooperation and the amount of work that goes into sustaining diplomatic relations and reaching consensus to solve common problems. This hands-on experience also allows students to advance their leadership, public speaking, and researching skills. The topics being simulated are very pertinent to Inter-American relations. For students studying these topics in the classroom, the MOAS allows them to develop a better understanding of different perspectives and seek solutions to common issues. To register, click here  

  • We are preparing for the Seventh MOAS UNINORTE
    [July 30, 2017]

    The OAS, together with the Universidad del Norte (UNINORTE) in Barranquilla, Colombia, is organizing the Seventh MOAS for Students of the Colombian Caribbean. On July 27th, the first training of trainers was carried out in this university in which 15 students participated. This training seeks to prepare the secondary schools that will participate in the Seventh MOAS to be held from September 18th to the 20th in Barranquilla. The purpose of this Model is to promote democratic values, tolerance and consensus among the students of the Colombian Caribbean, while they learn about the work of the OAS as the main political forum in the Hemisphere. More info. Website of Uninorte

    • WMOAS students had a profitable week in Washington, DC 
      [April 20, 2017]
      Twenty seven OAS Member States were represented by university students from across the region during the 2017 Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS), held from April 10 to 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. This was an exciting and profitable week for the students in Washington.  Among the relevant topics addressed in the Committees were climate change, strengthening democracy, energy security, violence against women, and the drug problem. The final packages of resolutions demonstrate the countries’ willingness to work together to solve hemispheric problems.  
      Opening remarks by Amb. La Celia Prince, Chief of Staff of OAS Assistant Secretary General
      Opening remarks by Joan Andorfer, President of the Institute for Diplomatic Dialogue in the Americas (IDDA)
      Photo gallery

    • The WMOAS starts today! 
      [April 10, 2017]
      Today over 300 students from the region will gather at the Organization of American States (OAS) to participate in the Washington Model OAS General Assembly for universities. The main purpose of the WMOAS is to familiarize participants with the current issues facing the Americas, the OAS, and its Member States. The official language of the WMOAS is English and resolutions and debate will be conducted in that language. Program. More information about this activity can be found at the WMOAS website

    • Registration for the 36th MOAS for High Schools is now open!
      [March 3rd, 2017]
      The Model will take place from November 29th to December 1st, 2017 in Washington, D.C. A new online platform has been created to register delegations participating in the 36th MOAS. To access the online registration form, first you need to register in the OAS platform. Once you have a username and password, you will be able to access the online registration formMore info about this Model.  

    • Getting ready for the 2017 Washington MOAS
      [January 24th, 2017]
      The 2017 WMOAS will take place from April 10 to April 14, 2017 at OAS Headquarters and at the Fairmont Hotel, and will be operated entirely in English. This is a joint effort of the OAS and the Institute for Diplomatic Dialogue in the Americas (IDDA). The WMOAS is an annual event that draws students from not only the United States, but also other countries from the region including Colombia, Ecuador, Canada, Venezuela, and Argentina.  More info.  

    • 35th MOAS for High Schools
      [December 11th, 2016]
      About 300 students from the United States, Central and South America and the Caribbean represented 30 OAS Member States in the 35th MOAS for High Schools, which ran Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 in OAS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Students from across the Americas came together in the "House of the Americas" to reach consensus on current issues facing the Americas. 175 students were from U.S. high schools. 122 students from Jamaica, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, Colombia, St. John’s, Puerto Rico and Ecuador were also part of this learning experience. Read more.| Program | Photo gallery Videos| Resolutions and more.

    • Sixth MOAS Uninorte
      [November 15th, 2016]
      The Sixth Model OAS General Assembly (VI MOEA) for students of the Colombian Caribbean, organized jointly with Universidad del Norte (UNINORTE) of Barranquilla, Colombia, ended on September 23rd, 2016.  
      Offered in Spanish, this Model brought together 368 high school students from the Caribbean region and 62 university students. The 34 active OAS Member States were represented by delegations of students. Two delegations from international universities participated for the first time in this Model: ESAN University of Peru and the American University of Nicaragua. Students addressed key issues affecting the region, such as the peace process in Colombia, migration, gender equality, youth and organized crime, and climate change, among others.  Read more.