Photo: OAS

Photo: OAS

Secretary General Reaffirms Commitment of the OAS to Support Belize and Guatemala in Resolution of Territorial Differendum

The OAS leader met with the Foreign Ministers of the two countries to discuss the issue.

Photo: OAS

Photo: OAS

OAS and FIRST Sign Agreement to Improve Hemispheric Response to Cyber Incidents

Two bodies will organize activities on technical response to incidents that focus on the needs and challenges of OAS member states.

Photo: OAS

Photo: OAS

Inaugural Speech of the Secretary General

The new hemispheric leader announced his slogan will be "More rights for more people."

Photo: OAS

Photo: OAS

Former Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro Inaugurated as OAS Secretary General

He took office in a meeting of the Permanent Council.

Photo: OAS

Photo: OAS

OAS Congratulates Suriname on Exemplary Civic Spirit shown in General Elections

The Electoral Observation Mission was pleased to witness that the process was carried out in an orderly, peaceful and even festive manner.

Photo: OAS

Photo: OAS

OAS Secretary General Participated in Signing of Protocol to Agreement in the Peace Process between Belize and Guatemala

The representatives of both countries recognized the role of the OAS in the achievements of the process.

Photo: OAS

Photo: OAS

OAS Electoral Mission Observes General Elections in all 10 districts of Suriname

The team of observers will accompany the process until the delivery of results.

Photo: OAS

Photo: OAS

OAS Secretary General Attends Beatification Ceremony for Oscar Arnulfo Romero

In the framework of the event, he also met President of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén.

Photo: OAS

Photo: OAS

Secretary General Bids Farewell to the OAS

In his last speech to the Permanent Council he said that "the Organization is much stronger now than when I arrived."

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.

Read more »

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.

bulletVisit the site »

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 OAS, through 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.

bullet  More information »