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  November 20, 2009

The role of regional organizations and civil society will be the central topic of debate at the XXI Policy Round table of the Organization of American States (OAS), to take place on Monday, November 23, at the hemispheric institution’s Headquarters in Washington D.C.

The OAS Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, will deliver introductory remarks at the event under the headline “Peace, Development and Regional Security: The Role of Regional Organizations and Civil Society”, which will include two panels of discussion.

This first panel will feature presentations, among others, of the Assistant Secretary General of Human and Social Development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Edward Greene; the General Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada, James Lambert; and the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States, Craig Kelly.

The second panel will include the professor in International Law from the Universidade Católica de Santos (UNISANTOS) (Estado de São Paulo, Brazil), Gilberto Rodrigues; the Executive Director of the PLOUGHSHARES Project from Canada, John Siebert, and the Universidad de Costa Rica professor, Daniel Matul Romero.

The meeting will conclude with a Dialogue between the delegates of the OAS Member States and the civil society representatives.

WHAT: XXIth OAS Policy Roundtable
“Peace, Development and Regional Security: The Role of Regional Organizations and Civil Society”

WHEN: Monday, November 23, 2009

TIME: 10:00 (15:00 GMT)

LOCATION: Hall of the Americas
17th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W..
Washington, DC. 20006

Reference: AVI-095/09