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Costa Rica Concludes Destruction of Arms and Ammunition with Support and Certification of the OAS

The operations were carried out according to international standards by members of the Public Security forces of the country.

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New Hemispheric Report on Violence Against Women Approved

The First Special Conference of the States Parties to the Convention of Belem do Pará also adopted a guidance document for the implementation of the document.

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OAS and IDB Conclude Regional Workshop on Cyber Security

Officials from member states and experts from Europe and the Asia Pacific region discussed priorities and a regional cyber security agenda for the Americas.

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OAS Secretary General Met with Cabinet Chief of the President of Argentina

José Miguel Insulza and Jorge Capitanich exchanged views on on recent developments in the fields of security, development and democracy in the Americas

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Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Sustainable Development at the OAS Concluded

The encounter ended with a call to take advantage of the confluence of various regional initiatives that seek economic growth compatible with social and environmental wellbeing.

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OAS Awarded Panamanian and Mexican Officials with Internships on Effective Public Management

The winners of the Inter-American Prize for Innovation in Effective Public Management 2014 learned about the model in the Spanish Basque country.

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OAS Secretary General Suggests Institutional and Fiscal Reforms to Strengthen Democracy in the Americas

The head of the organization also said that leaders should understand that democracy goes beyond periodic elections.

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.

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Regular Meeting of the Permanent Council

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The Qhapaq Ñan Trails: the Incas’ Legacy in South America

The Andean road network runs through Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru | Video » | More information »

Publications

OAS presents book "Inequality and Social Inclusion in the Americas"

13 essays on one of the most important challenges of the region

OAS at Work

Promoting Sustainable Development

The OAS works to strengthen mechanisms to give voice to civil society in the search for sustainable development in the countries of the Hemisphere. Through the Department for Sustainable Development, the Organization facilitates the participation of individuals, the private sector, workers, political parties, academics, NGOs and others in decision making on the issue, identifying opportunities and conducting workshops to spread knowledge.

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