Briefings and Tours (August 13, 2010)


On August 13, the OAS received a visit form 56 students from the 50th class of the Inter-American Defense College for a full-day program. Betty Arevalo, Specialist, Department of International Affairs, escorted them on a tour through the Historical OAS Main Building. Amb. Alfonso Quiñonez, Executive Secretary, Secretariat for Integral Development welcomed the group and provided an overview of the OAS. Raul Lago, Principal Advisor, Department of Political Affairs gave a specialized briefing on Democracy. Abraham Stain, Deputy Secretary, Secretariat for Multidimensional Security gave a specialized briefing on Security. Mario Lopez Garelli, Principal Specialist, Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, gave a specialized briefing on Human Rights; and the session concluded with some remarks by Amb. Luis Alfonso Hoyos Aristizabal, Permanent Representative, Mission of Colombia to the OAS.