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OAS Leader Emphasizes that Parliaments are "the Greatest Institution of Democracy"

The Legislative Power is "the key to the system of checks and balances that ensures separation, independence, balance and the exercise of political power," he said.

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Mexico Donates Collection of Works of García Márquez to the Columbus Memorial Library of the OAS

The material includes books, magazines, and bibliographic and recorded material from the recently deceased Colombian Nobel Prize winner.

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OAS Secretary General Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza

Insulza said that "once again violence only brings death and no solutions" and regretted that the truce "has not been respected."

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OAS Leader Emphasizes Contributions of the Inter-American System to International Law in Lima

Secretary General also called on the member states to ratify the American Convention on Human Rights if they have not done so.

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OAS Secretary General Met with the President of the Congress of Peru

The two discussed the First Inter-American Meeting of Presidents of Legislatures to be held tomorrow in Lima.

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The OAS Presented Recommendations to Improve the Electoral System of El Salvador

The main objective of the document is to support the work of the electoral institutions of the Central American country.

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OAS Leader Calls a Regional Plan of Action to Address "the Humanitarian Drama of Migrant Children"

He made his proposal during a speech at the International Conference on Migration, Childhood and Family in Honduras.

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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OAS at Work

The Right to Civil Identity

Currently, some 10% of children born in Latin America and the Caribbean officially do not exist as their births were never recorded. With no record of their existence, these children will lose access to a range of services and rights. The Universal Civil Identity Program in the Americas (PUICA) aims to register all children born in the region, to ensure recognition of their right to civil identity.

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