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OAS Permanent Council to Consider Developments in the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on the Hemisphere

  September 27, 2021

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold a virtual special meeting on Thursday, September 30 at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT) to “consider developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the hemisphere.”

The meeting will include presentations by the following authorities:

• Director General, World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus;
• Director, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne;
• Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), United States, Anthony S. Fauci;
• Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley;
• President of the Republic of Colombia, Iván Duque;
• President of the Republic of Guatemala; Alejandro Giammattei
• President of the Republic of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández;
• President of the Republic of Peru, Pedro Castillo;
• Minister of Health of the Republic Costa Rica, Daniel Salas Peraza;
• Minister of Public Health of the Republic of Ecuador, Ximena Garzón Villalba;
• Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama, Erika Mouynes;
• Minister of Public Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Paraguay, Julio Borba;
• Minister of Health of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Julio Daniel Salinas Grecco;
• Undersecretary for Public Health of the Republic of Chile, Paula Daza;
• Vice Minister of Collective Health of the Dominican Republic ,Eladio Pérez,
• Secretary General Organization of American States, Luis Almagro;
• Executive President, CAF (Development Bank of Latin America), Sergio Díaz-Granados;
• Executive Director, APEC Secretariat (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum), Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria.

Please consult the agenda of the meeting here. Note that changes to the agenda may yet be made before the meeting.

The meeting will be broadcast live - with interpretation in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese- on the OAS Website, Facebook and YouTube

Press Contact: Mónica Reyes (MReyes@oas.org).

WHAT: OAS Permanent Council to Consider Developments in the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on the Hemisphere

WHEN: Thursday, September 30 at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT)

WHERE: OAS website, Facebook and YouTube

Reference: AVI-116/21