Other News



Sustainable Development

Honduras presides process to develop a post-2015 sustainable development agenda in the Americas.(available only in Spanish) September 16, 2014.


Sustainable Schools

Rally Schools with Sustainable Future. June-July, 2014.



Sustainable Cities

Request for Proposals: Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean Phase II Deadline: July 28, 2014


Inter-American Meeting

First Inter-American Meeting of Presidents of the Legislative Powers Lima, Peru. July 17-18, 2014.


Environmental Sustainability

DSD Director to Chair Discussion on Grounding the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda in National Experience Within the UN HLPF July 7, 2014 Washington, DC.


Music for the Earth

First Edition of “Music for the Earth/SafePlanet" in El Salvador June 29, 2014. San Salvador, El Salvador.



SEDI Newsletter February 2014



Environmental Sustainability

"Breaking down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda". l "The United Nations in the Age of Sustainable Development" December 3, 2013. Washington, D.C.


Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative

Regional Workshop on Sharks.l OAS, DSD, and WHMSI Support Shark Identification Workshop. December 2-4, 2013. Recife, Brazil.


Sustainable Communities

Urbanism and Social Governance Course. l The OAS and EAFIT Organize Course on Social Urbanism and Public Management in Medellin. December 2-6, 2013. Medellin, Colombia.


Legal and Governance Systems

DSD participates in the Panel "Making National Environmental Legal and Governance Systems Work Better". November 21, 2013. Washington, D.C.


SEDI Newsletter

In the November SEDI Newsletter.



Illuminating Opportunity: A photography exhibit for social good. November 13, 2013. Washington, D.C.


Secretary General

Message from the Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, on the creation of the South American Network of Enforcement and Compliance. November 5 and 6, 2013. Santiago de Chile, Chile.


Youth Conference

DSD Participates on the Second Youth Conference of the Americas.
Washington, D.C. November 5, 2013.




SEDI Newsletter

In the October SEDI Newsletter.




Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI)

Panel of Experts and Dialogue: Building More Sustainable Cities and Communities in the Americas. Washington, D.C. October 29, 2013.




Permanent Council

Permanent Missions of Peru and France (Observer) jointly with DSD Director, Cletus Springer, address Permanent Council on Climate Change.
Washington, D.C. October 11, 2013.




Pathways to Prosperity

VI Ministerial Meeting: Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas.
Panama City, Panama. October 1-2, 2013. l Speech by Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Albert R. Ramdim l Video of Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Initiative.




International Right to Know Day

OAS Commemorates International Right to Know Day.
Washington, D.C. September 28, 2013.




Climate Change

15 Things You Should Know About The New IPCC Report On Climate Science




In the September SEDI Newsletter

In search of an informed and participatory Society for Sustainable Development.




Access to Information

Department of International Law informs on Equitable Access to Public Information: Multidisciplinary roundtable discussion in the framework of the High-Level Workshop on Equal Access to Public Information held in Costa Rica.


Public Participation

National Workshop on "Strengthening Mechanisms for Participation and Access to Information for Sustainable Development." San Jose, Costa Rica, September 12, 2013



Education for Sustainable Development

Bahamian educators learn effective methods to teach sustainable
energy lessons.
New Providence, Bahamas. August 21-22, 2013.



Trifinio Region

The OAS and Honduras Sign an Agreement to Promote Sustainable
Development Projects in the Trifinio Region.
Washington D.C, August 13, 2013


In the August SEDI Newsletter

Energy-Efficient Transport in Central America.
Guatemala, August 7, 2013.




OAS Sponsored Exchange of Experiences on Energy Efficiency
in Central America.
Guatemala, August 7, 2013.



In the July SEDI Newsletter

Payments for Environmental Services (PES), a tool for the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems l Read More .



Sustainable Cities

The Rural Alternatives Center of El Limon (CA) To Open its First Community Micro‐Hydroelectric Specialized Training Center. July 26, 2013.  Read more...



Knowledge Platform

The OAS and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform Announce New Knowledge Partnership Both organizations will work jointly to contribute to regional green growth, research and knowledge efforts.


Payment for Ecosystem Services

Course: Design and Implementation of Payment for Ecosystem Services Schemes Copan, Honduras. July 22-26,2013.



OAS Hosts II Seminar on Innovation, Science and Technology for Energy Efficient Development of Central America


Climate Change

DSD featured by Telemundo as part of special series on Climate Change. Part I l Part II l Part III .




Art for Sustainability

OAS Hosts Debate on Art for Sustainability





Ministerial Meeting on Electricity Integration in Mesoamerica. June 27-28,2013 Read more...




In the June SEDI Newsletter

Confronting the Challenge of Rapid Urbanization in the Americas. Read more...





OAS hosts Meeting of Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel
of the Global Environment Facility



Sustainable Cities

Sustainable Cities Round Table: Building Sustainable Cities and
Communities in the Americas, Moving from Demonstration Projects
to Scale


World Environment Day

World Environment Day Read More





The OAS and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Co-hosted a Ceremony to Officially Launch Two Sustainable Biofuels Development Projects in Jamaica. Read More



Public Participation

OAS promotes participation and access to information for sustainable development Read More




Sustainable Communities program

OAS Representative describes disaster simulation exercise on Nevis as successful. Read More





ECPA organized an energy efficiency workshop in Bolivia. April 23-24, 2013. Read More





President Barack Obama highlights the work of ECPA on a recent interview to Americas Quarterly. April 29, 2013



Post Rio + 20

OAS- Department of Sustainable Development participates in Second Meeting on access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean organize by ECLAC. April 16-17, 2013. Read More


Earth Day

Trends in Natural Disaster Response and the Role of Regional Organizations Read more...




Earth Day

Brown Bag Lunch and digital presentation on The Face of Climate Change in the Americas. April 22, 2013. Washington, D.C Read more...



Earth Day

Help us to personalize the face of climate change in the Americas! Read more...




Earth Day

Join us to raise awareness about education for sustainability on Earth Day 2013! Read more...




Certified Cradle-to-Cradle

Ceremony for handing in the first "certified Cradle-to-Cradle" packaging product in Latin America and the Caribbean. March 19, 2013. Read more...



Environmental Film Festival D.C

Dominican Republic showcases in DC Environmental Film Festival.
March 22 and 24, 2013 . l Read more

In-memoriam Andrei Bourrouet

The Department of Sustainable Development of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development of the OAS conveys its profound sorrow on the passing in Washington D.C. of Mr. Andrei Bourrouet, former Vice-minister of Environment of Costa Rica and Official at the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity. Read more


Post Rio + 20

OAS- Department of Sustainable Development participates in the Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Follow-up to the Development Agenda Beyond 2015 and to Rio+20. March 5-9, 2013. Read More



Energy Efficiency

Regional Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Saint Lucia.
March 4, 2013 . l Read more


UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General highlighted at the OAS the potential of the region in strengthening global partnerships for development, with initiatives such as: The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas and Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas. February, 13, 2013.


Environmental Agenda

OAS participates in the High Level Roundtable "Two Nations: U.S. –Mexico Shaping an Environmental Agenda". Washington D.C. January 23, 2012.


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