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OAS Hosts Roundtable on 20th Anniversary of the Summits of the Americas Process

  December 13, 2014

The Organization of American States (OAS) will commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the summits process with a Roundtable that will take place Monday, December 15 at 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT) at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington DC.

The event, which takes two decades after the first Summit of the Americas in Miami in 1994, will debate “Perspectives from the different actors of the Summits process: International Organizations, Governments, Private Sector and Civil Society.”

The 64th Roundtable will includes welcoming remarks from the Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, and will include as panelists the President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno; the former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States, Alexander Watson; the Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, Luis Carlos Villegas; and the Director of the Carter Center´s Americas Program, Jennifer McCoy.

The moderator of the event will be the Assistant Secretary General of the hemispheric Organization, Albert Ramdin, and the opening of the event will be presented by the Secretary of the Summits of the Americas, Alfonso Quiñonez.

The 64th OAS Policy Roundtable will be broadcast live on the OAS Website.

WHAT: 64th OAS Policy Roundtable “20th Anniversary of the Summits Process: Progress and Partnership”

WHEN: Monday, December 15 15:00 EST (20:00 GMT)

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

Reference: AVI-264/14