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Secretary General Receives Group of U.S. Students at the OAS

  June 12, 2013

Secretary General Receives Group of U.S. Students at the OAS
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The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, received on Tuesday a group of student leaders from the United States, with whom he discussed the origin and purposes of the organization.

Secretary General Insulza talked with the students about the history of the OAS, its four pillars - democracy, human rights, security and development-, and about the current political context in the hemisphere. Following his presentation, he exchanged views with the students in a question and answer session.

The students are participants in the Youth Governors' Conference, a program sponsored by the YMCA that brings together high school students chosen by their classmates to travel to Washington to learn about the state and national government of their country, as well as international organizations. The program, which began in 1936, takes place in 37 states and includes the participation of more than 47,000 students.

Tuesday's event was co-organized by the Mission of Chile to the OAS, and included the participation of the Alternate Representative of the country to the organization, Frank Tressler.

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Reference: FNE-12405