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49th OAS General Assembly Concludes

  June 28, 2019

Closing 49 OAS General Assembly

With the approval of all the documents submitted for voting by the member states, the 49th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) concluded today in Medellín, Colombia.

In the last plenary session, the Assembly approved resolutions on Venezuela and Nicaragua, among others. The documents approved by the General Assembly are or will be available here.

The OAS member states also re-elected as commissioners of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño (Panama) and Margaret May Macaulay (Jamaica), and elected as new members Edgar Stuardo Ralón Orellana (Guatemala) and Julissa Mantilla Falcón (Peru).

In the Inter-American Juridical Committee, José Antonio Moreno Rodríguez (Paraguay) was re-elected and Eric Patrick Rudge (Suriname) was elected.

In the Justice Center for the Americas, Daniel Petrone (Argentina) was re-elected and Maytrie Vydia Kuldip (Suriname) was elected.

In the Board of External Auditors, Martin Rubenstein (Canada) was elected by acclamation and the Permanent Council was entrusted with the election of another member before September 30, 2019.

In the Administrative Tribunal Pablo Sandonato de León (Uruguay) was elected by acclamation.

The member states of the OAS also approved the offer of The Bahamas to host the 50th General Assembly of the Organization in 2020.

Reference: E-049/19