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OAS Makes Progress in Fulfilling the Protocol of San Salvador

  September 1, 2011

The Working Group of the Organization of American States (OAS) to analyze the periodic reports of the States Parties to the Protocol of San Salvador met on August 31st and September 1st, 2011, in Bogota, Colombia, with the goal of making progress on the mandates received from the General Assembly relative to the construction of progress indicators.

Under the auspices of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR), and with the support of the OAS Department of Social Development and Employment, the members of the Group as well as experts and academics from the region met in Bogota to review the work conducted to date in building the indicators of the right to education, health and social security contemplated in the Protocol, and to move forward the definition of strategies for building indicators for the environment, culture, labor, labor unions and food supply.

Among the experts were representatives of the IIHR, the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Human Rights, the Institute of Public Policies and Human Rights of MERCOSUR, the foundation Serjusticia, the Parliamentary Law Institute of Spain's Universidad Complutense, and the Human Rights Institute of the Universidad de La Plata, all of whom offered valuable inputs to the work of the Group.

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Reference: E-812/11