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OAS Permanent Council Appoints Members of the Commission on Nicaragua

  August 28, 2019

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today approved a Resolution on the Appointment of a Commission on Nicaragua, in compliance with the mandate of the General Assembly of the Organization. The Commission will carry out “diplomatic efforts at the highest level to seek a peaceful and effective solution to the political and social crisis in Nicaragua,” and will submit a report to the Permanent Council within a maximum of 75 days.

This Commission will be comprised of the following members:

  • Ambassador Leopoldo Francisco Sahores, Undersecretary for Issues of the Americas of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic
  • Ambassador Elisa Ruiz Diaz Bareiro, Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the Organization of American States
  • Sébastian Sigouin, Director, Central America, Cuba and Dominican Republic, Global Affairs Canada
  • Ambassador Audrey Marks, Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the Organization of American States
  • Ambassador Carlos Trujillo, Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization of American States

The resolution was approved with 21 votes in favor (Argentina, The Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Uruguay and Venezuela), 3 votes against (Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname), 8 abstentions (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Dominica, Guatemala, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago) and 2 countries absent (Grenada and St. Kitts and Nevis).

Reference: E-059/19