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Versión Español | February 2014


New regional commitment urges digital inclusion


Participating in today's "digital economy" driven by advances made in telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICT) was once again recognized by countries as "an essential element for the promotion of economic growth, competitiveness and access to knowledge through information, contributing to the eradication of poverty and the integration of all countries”. With a renewed pledge to advance as a region in this area, Ministers and other authorities from OAS member states responsible for telecommunications adopted the Declaration of Santo Domingo at the Sixth Assembly of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) on February 10 to 13, 2014 in the Dominican Republic.  » Read more

Guatemala pursues biofuel strategy with support from the OAS

OAS Member States discuss the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Guatemala’s biofuel potential may soon be realized as the country continues to move towards a more sustainable economy. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) and in collaboration with the OAS-SEDI Department of Sustainable Development (DSD), the workshop "Biofuels in Guatemala: Challenges and Next Steps" was held on February 12, 2014, as a new step taken by the country to consolidate the development, implementation and monitoring of a national plan of action on biofuels. » Read more

Horizontal Cooperation Missions to Strengthen the Culture Sector

OAS Welcomes partners from the Mobiles for Education Alliance

Cooperation and exchange of knowledge between countries is recognized as one of the most effective tools to strengthen public institutions. In February 2014, a series of five technical assistance missions in the area of culture concluded, as part of the Project “Culture and Development: Promoting horizontal cooperation and exchange of knowledge between member states,” currently being implemented by the OAS-SEDI Department of Economic and Social Development. » Read more


The OAS at the Forefront of the Post-2015 Debate on Sustainable Development

Cooperation in social protection: exchanging experiences, expanding opportunities

“Countries must get rid of the duality with which they approach trade and the environment. The only way forward is sustainable development” declared Fernando Ocampo Sanchez, Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica when he addressed a group of policy makers and representatives from international organizations gathered to discuss “Sustainability at the Intersection of Trade, Environment and Development” at UN Headquarters in New York City on February 5, 2014. » Read more

The Government of Mexico Renews its Pledge of Scholarships for OAS Member States

Cooperation in social protection: exchanging experiences, expanding opportunities

The first call of 2014 for scholarships for postgraduate studies in science and engineering in Mexico is now open. The Scholarship Program is offered by the Mexican government to OAS Member States through its National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID). » Read more


Cooperation in Action

February 24, 2014

OAS and the Mexican State of Puebla sign Agreement to Promote Integral Development. The agreement, signed by OAS Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza and the Governor of the state of Puebla, Rafael Moreno Valle, establishes the bases for cooperation between the organization and Puebla for the “design and development of actions, programs and projects aimed at the strengthening of public policies related to integral development”.» Read more

February 12, 2014

OAS - PAHO agreement to provide scholarship opportunities in the area of health. The OAS and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) joined efforts to provide new scholarships to strengthen the technical and research abilities of those working in the field of health. The first scholarships will be offered in the next call of the scholarship program for studies in Brazil.
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February 06, 2014

OAS and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia announce new scholarship opportunities. As part of the government’s efforts to strengthen ties with the Americas, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will support the OAS Academic Scholarship Program with an offer of 15 scholarships each year for five years for any undergraduate degree program offered by the University for Information Science and Technology St. Paul the Apostle, in the city of Ohrid. » Read more

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