Media Center

Press Advisory


OAS and IIN to Present Report on Empowerment and Protection of Child and Adolescent Rights on the Internet

  March 9, 2018

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Children’s Institute (IIN) will launch on Monday, March 12 at 11:00 EDT (15:00 GMT) in Washington DC the regional report: “Guidelines for Empowering and Protecting Child and Adolescent Rights on the Internet in Central America and the Dominican Republic.” The event seeks to encourage the adoption of public policies to protect the rights of children and adolescents focused on closing digital gaps that include cross-cutting and coordinated actions.

The event will include the participation of the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, and the Secretary General of the Central American Integration System (SICA), Marco Vinicio Cerezo and will feature presentations by the Director of the OAS Department of Social Inclusion, Betilde Muñoz -Pogossian and the Director of the Inter-American Children´s Institute, Victor Giorgi.

Following a video presentation by the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and Family of Panama, a discussion will be held on the guidelines for the empowerment and protection of the rights of children and adolescents on the Internet, with the participation of: 

  • The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Edison Lanza
  • The Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Women, Carmen Moreno
  • The Specialist of the OAS Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), Kerry-Ann Barrett
  • The Founder and Director of the NGO Asuntos del Sur, Matías Bianchi

The debate will be moderated by the Chief of Staff of the SICA General Secretariat, Olinda Salguero, and the concluding address will be delivered by OAS Secretary for Access to Rights and Equity, Mauricio Rands.

The event’s agenda is available here.

Press Contact: Mónica Reyes (MReyes@oas.org)

WHAT: Launching of the Regional Report  “Guidelines for Empowering and Protecting Child and Adolescent Rights on the Internet in Central America and the Dominican Republic”

WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2018, at 11:00 EDT (15:00 GMT)

WHERE: Hall of the Americas
Organization of American States
17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Reference: AVI-023/18