Press Release


OAS to Host Roundtable on Earth Sciences

  March 12, 2012

The Organization of American States (OAS) will host a scientific roundtable sponsored by the U.S. National Section of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH) on climate change and other earth science issues in the Americas.

Representatives of the OAS, PAIGH, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and other regional agencies will present their perspectives at the symposium to be held on March 22 at the OAS General Secretariat Building, 1889 F Street, NW, from 8:30 until noon EST (12:30-16:00 GMT)..

PAIGH, established in 1928 and headquartered in Mexico City, is a specialized organization of the inter-American system devoted to promoting hemispheric cooperation in the fields of geography, history, cartography and geophysics. Twenty OAS member states belong to PAIGH.

The U.S. National Section to PAIGH is comprised of several U.S. Government agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey, the Department of State, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the Department of Defense, as well as U.S. academic and scientific institutions, and a number of private sector, civil society and professional organizations.

The roundtable is open to all interested in PAIGH’s areas of specialization.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at www.oas.org.

Reference: E-091/12