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Experts to Discuss at the OAS Exclusion, Equality, Rights and Citizen Participation in Latin America

  May 3, 2016

The Organization of American States (OAS) will organize on Thursday May 5, 2016 the Roundtable "From Exclusion to Equality in Latin America? More rights for more people with citizen participation", featuring presentations by independent experts and representatives of governments and private entities of the region.

The event will include welcoming remarks by the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, followed by presentations from Laura Pautassi, Independent Expert and President of the Working Group for the Analysis of the National Reports foreseen in the Protocol of San Salvador; Sabine Donner, Project Director at the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Transformation Index (BTI); and Robert Schwarz, Project Manager at BTI.

The presentations will be followed by a discussion moderated by Pablo Collada, Executive Director of the Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente, with the participation of Antonio Prado, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; Ideli Salvatti, OAS Secretary for Access to Rights and Equity and Ambassador James Lambert, OAS Secretary for Hemispheric Affairs.

The event's agenda is available here.

The Roundtable will be broadcast live on the OAS Website.

WHAT: Roundtable: “From Exclusion to Equality in Latin America? More Rights for More People through Citizen Participation”

WHEN: May 5, 2016, 11:00 am EDT (15.00 GMT)

WHERE: Hall of the Americas
Organization of American States
17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Reference: AVI-072/16