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OAS Permanent Council Establishes Date for CIFTA Meeting and Elects Member of Leo Rowe Fund

  March 13, 2015

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today approved, during a regular meeting at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington, DC, the date and location of the next meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials (CIFTA), and elected a member of the Leo S. Rowe Fund.

During the meeting, the Council decided to hold the meeting of the CIFTA consultative committee on May 6 at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the OAS in Washington DC.

On another point on the agenda, and at the request of the Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and chair of the Leo S. Rowe Fund Committee, La Celia Prince, the Council elected Michael Patrick, Interim Representative of the United States to the OAS, as a new member of the Committee, replacing Melissa Kopolow McCall, also from the United States mission to the OAS.

Finally, the Council received a report on the Third Ministerial Meeting on eGovernment in Latin America and the Caribbean and on the Eighth Meeting of the Network of e-Government Leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean (GEALC Network), held in Cartagena on December 3 and 4, 2014, delivered by the Permanent Representative of Colombia to the OAS, Andrés González Díaz.

During the meeting, the representatives of Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Dominica, Barbados, Mexico, the United States, Venezuela and Saint Vincent and the Granadines, and the Permanent Observer of France all took the floor.

A gallery of photos of the event is available here.

The video of the event wiil be available here.

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Reference: E-086/15