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OAS Permanent Council to Dialogue with Permanent Observers

  December 6, 2023

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold a sixth special meeting of the Permanent Council devoted to Permanent Observers accredited at the Hemispheric Organization, under the theme: “A dialogue between Member States and Permanent Observers on immediate challenges: climate change, migration and refugees, citizen security, and equitable development,” on Friday, December 8 at 10:00 EST (15:00 GMT) in the Simon Bolivar room at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC.

The meeting will include the participation of:

• The Chair of the Permanent Council and Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda, Ronald Sanders;
• The OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro;
• The Permanent Observer of Spain, Carmen Montón;
• The Permanent Observer of Italy, Simone Turchetta;
• The Permanent Observer of France, Antoine Michon;
• The Permanent Observer of Holy See, Monsignor Juan Antonio Cruz Serrano;
• The Permanent Observer of Switzerland, Jacques Pitteloud;
• The Permanent Observer of Ireland, Geraldine Byrne Nason;
• The Permanent Observer of Liechtenstein, Georg Sparber;
• The Permanent Observer of Ukraine, Oksana Markarova;
• The Permanent Observer of Japan, Koichi Ai;
• The Permanent Observer of Portugal, Alexandra Bilreiro;
• The Permanent Observer of Kingdom of the Netherlands, Maarten Boef;
• The Permanent Observer of European Union, Michael Curtis; and
• The Alternate Permanent Observer of China, Zhou Yan.

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 and the OAS Facebook page

Press Contact: Mónica Reyes ([email protected])

WHAT: OAS Permanent Council to Dialogue with Permanent Observers

WHEN: Friday, December 8 at 10:00 EST (15:00 GMT)

WHERE: Simon Bolivar room, Organization of American States. 17th Street & Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20006.

Reference: AVI-256/23