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Germany Donates 2 Million Euros in Technical Assistance to the OAS for Environmental Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

  May 29, 2014

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, today met with the Permanent Representative of Germany to the OAS, Peter Wittig, whose government donated two million euros in technical assistance to the hemispheric institution for the protection of the climate and biodiversity in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Secretary General Insulza thanked Ambassador Wittig for the donation from the German government which will take the form of the personnel and inputs through the National Metrology Institute of Germany, to jointly implement a project with the OAS on the previously mentioned issues.

The Secretary General of the OAS highlighted the collaboration of Berlin with the hemispheric institution in areas such as democratic governance, the rule of law, human rights, education, climate protection, sustainable economic development and combating organized crime.

The Secretary for External Relations, Alfonso Quiñonez, also took part in the meeting.

A gallery of photos of the event is available here.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: E-214/14