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OAS Secretary General, Jose Miguel Insulza, meets with Marc Perrin de Brichambaut of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

November 13, 2007

The Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, met with Marc Perrin de Brichambaut of the OSCE, during a courtesy visit by the OSCE representative to Washington, D.C. The Secretary General and Mr. Perrin de Brichambaut discussed areas of mutual interest and common issues related to the operations of the respective organizations. The meeting ended with a discussion of the need for greater cooperation and information sharing between the OAS and the OSCE.

Place: OAS Headquarters; Washington, D.C.

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OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza Meets with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

October 31, 2007

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, asserted today that certain countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are undergoing a series of political challenges which are closely related to the lack of strong public institutions and inadequate economic and fiscal policies.

Speaking at a forum of the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles, California, Secretary General Insulza noted that although significant progress has been achieved in recent years, the principal threat to democracy in the region today is that democratically elected governments may not have the power and conditions needed to rule effectively. “This has to do with the rule of law and also with strengthening of political institutions and systems of representation, and, in particular, with the existence of permanent and genuinely respected institutions.”

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OAS Secretary General, Jose Miguel Insulza, visits with the President of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick

October 1, 2007

On October 1st, the OAS Secretary General, Jose Miguel Insulza, paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Robert Zoellick, new President of the World Bank.  

The idea was to exchange views on the region and to identify potential areas for collaboration. Participants for the Bank were, in addition to Mr. Zoellick, Mr.Makhtar Diop, Director Strategy & Operations, LAC, and Mr. Auguste Tano Kouame, Assistant to the President. Ms. Irene Klinger, Director of the Department of External Relations and Ms. Paloma Adams, Advisor, accompanied the Secretary General in this meeting.

The meeting included an exchange of views on the situation in the region and some initial identification of potential areas of collaboration in crime; governance & the rule of law; climate Change – e.g. designing creative mechanisms to help countries adapt to climate change (carbon offsetting funds, technology transfer, innovative financial schemes), aid for Trade; and increased work with the Caribbean and reaching out to Central America (through IFC in the latter).

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A_0001 OAS Secretary General, Jose Miguel Insulza, meets with the President of Haiti, Rene Preval

September 26, 2007

Place: General Assembly UN New York

The Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, met  with the President of Haiti, Rene Preval  to ask for the prolongation by a year of the Minustah in Haiti.

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OAS Secretary General meets with the Secretary General of ALADI

September 14, 2007

The Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, met today with the Secretary General of ALADI, Didier Opertti to discuss areas of mutual cooperation. Place: OAS Headquarters; Washington, D.C.
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The OAS and UN Sign Agreement to Combat Malnutrition in the Region

September 13, 2007

The Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, signed a cooperation agreement today with UN World Food Programme Regional Director, Pedro Medrano, aiming to combat malnutrition in the Hemisphere.

Place: OAS Headquarters; Washington, D.C.
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Assistant Secretary General, Albert Ramdin, participates in Guyana at Bio-Energy ConferenceAT BIO-ENERGY CONFERENCE IN GUYANA, OAS ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL IDENTIFIES “GREAT PROMISE” IN NEW INITIATIVE (OAS press release)

August 7, 2007

“We are perhaps seeing the emergence of a new sustainable energy order in our hemisphere,” Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin of the Organization of American States (OAS) declared at an international conference on bio-energy, citing the “great promise” which he said a new sustainable energy initiative holds for achieving a new development ethos in the Hemisphere.

That new development focus spells less poverty, greater prosperity, greater social equity and a cleaner environment for all, the OAS Assistant Secretary General argued as he addressed international experts and officials during the opening of the High-Level Seminar on Expanding Bio-Energy Opportunities in the Caribbean, in Georgetown, Guyana, on Monday (Click here for the entire text)

The IDB, the OAS, the IICA, and the Government of Guyana join efforts to promote projects on renewable energy projects in the Caribbean (IICA press release)

SECRETARY GENERAL INSULZA PARTICIPATES IN THE OPENING OF THE FOURTH MINISTERIAL MEETING ON AGRICULTURE AND RURAL LIFE ORGANIZED BY THE IICAINAUGURATING AGRICULTURE MINISTERIAL, OAS SECRETARY GENERAL URGES OPENING UP OF INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL TRADE (OAS Press Release)

July 25, 2007

Guatemalan President Oscar Berger and Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General José Miguel Insulza opened the Fourth Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture, in the city of Antigua, Guatemala, yesterday, amidst concerns over major challenges facing agriculture in the Americas and the rest of the world, triggered by climate change and energy-related scientific discoveries in agriculture.

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DEMOCRACY BRIDGE: MULTILATERAL REGIONAL EFFORTS FOR THE PROMOTION AND DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA AND AMERICA

July 10-11 and 12, 2007

OAS Headquarters, 17th and Constitution Washington, D.C.

Agenda
Final Report OAS-AU Democracy Bridge Forum
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Luncheon for International and Inter-American Institutions at the XXXVII OAS General Assembly in Panama

June 4, 2007

A meeting of representatives of International and Inter-American Institutions took place in Panama City during the celebration of the XXXVII OAS General Assembly. During the meeting the Secretary General of the OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza, invited the Heads and high level representatives of institutions to participate in a working luncheon in the framework of the OAS General Assembly. The purpose of the luncheon was to exchange ideas on major hemispheric challenges and renew the multilateral commitment of partner institutions to work on issues of concern in the Americas, with particular emphasis on the commitments agreed upon the Summits of the Americas Process.

The Secretary General of the OAS meets with the Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States

June 4, 2007

The Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, met today with the Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States, Rubén Silié, to discuss issues relating to the Western Hemisphere.
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UN Secretary General participates in the XXXVII OAS General Assembly

June 3, 2007

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, participates in the opening ceremony of the XXXVII OAS General Assembly at the National Theatre in Panama City, Panama.

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Remarks by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launches Health Agenda for the Americas

June 3, 2007

The Pan American Health Organization today launched its new Health Agenda for the Americas in the framework of the XXXVII OAS General Assembly in Panama.

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The OAS Secretary General meets with the UN Secretary General before the start of the OAS XXXVII General Assembly

June 3, 2007

The OAS Secretary General, José Miguel Inzulza, met with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon before the start of the XXXVII OAS General Assembly in Panama City, Panama.

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The President of Panama Welcomes the OAS Secretary General, the UN Secretary General, and the Region's Foreign Ministers

June 3, 2007

At the presidential palace in Panama City, the President of Panama welcomed the OAS Secretary General, the UN Secretary General, and the region's foreign ministers to start the XXXVII OAS General Assembly in Panama City.

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OAS Secretary General and the President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) close the "Vanguardia 2007" Conference in Washington, D.C.

May 4, 2007

The OAS Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, and the President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, closed the Vanguardia Latina 2007 Conference today. The three-day conference, hosted by the IDB, brought together government authorities, press, academics, artists and 250 universities to discuss the role of youth in development in the Americas.
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The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sign an agreement to strengthen cooperation on issues related to state modernization and the fight against corruption.

April 13, 2007
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The Inter-American Development Bank helps with Implementation of Corruption Convention

March 18, 2007

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed an memorandum of understanding to help implement the OAS Inter-American Convention Against Corruption. The IDB and OAS agreed to establish a legal framework in order to facilitate joint efforts in implementing the Convention, as well as the Follow-up of the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption (MESICIC).

Memorandum of Understanding (.pdf)
IDB Press Release

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization Presents the Institution's Annual Report at a Regular Meeting of the Permanent Council

March 14, 2007

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Mirta Roses Periago, presents the Pan American Health Organization's Annual Report before a regular meeting of the OAS Permanent Council.

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PAHO Annual Report

OAS Secretary General meets at Pan American Health Organization

March 14, 2007

The Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, participated in a working breakfast meeting at the Pan American Health Organization today to discuss strategies related to curbing violence in Latin America and the Caribbean

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The Secretaries General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, and the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, meet at UN headquarters in New York.

March 5, 2007

Place: United Nations Headquarters; New York City, NY
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OAS Secretary General meets with Representatives from the African Union

February 20, 2007

Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, received a visit from representatives from the African Union.
Place: OAS Headquarters; Washington, D.C.
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OAS Secretary General meets with the President of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration

February 5, 2007

The Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza met with the President of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, Harry Brautigam.
Place: OAS Headquarters; Washington, D.C.
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