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OAS and Honduras Sign Cooperation Agreements

  October 4, 2011

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of the Republic of Honduras today signed five cooperation agreements within the framework of the official visit to the OAS headquarters in Washington, DC made by the President of the Central American country, Porfirio Lobo.

At the ceremony, the OAS Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, and the Honduran President signed agreements related to arms and drug trafficking, biofuels and the promotion of peace.

On the issue of arms, the two high officials signed an agreement on the "Promotion of Firearms Marking in Latin America and the Caribbean," whereby both parties agree to coordinate the technical and logistical requirements for the installation in Honduras of a “dot-peen” marking machine. The goal is to reach the marking of 900 arms per month.

On the topic of the fight against drugs, two memoranda of understanding were signed, the first of which is devoted to carry out the project “Certification and Training of Human Resources in the Context of Treatment of People with Problems Associated with Drug Consumption", an area in which the OAS will provide support to Honduras. The second memorandum, for the "Revival of the National Council Against Drug Trafficking and the drafting of the New National Drug Strategy in Honduras," aims to develop the final draft of the national drug strategy in the Central American country.

Finally, the Government of Honduras and the OAS General Secretariat agreed to implement the "Pilot Project for Production and Use of Ethanol " and the implementation of the project "Building a culture of peace with young people in Central America through Media, Art and Social Dialogue – Building Peace ", an initiative launched in other Central American countries aimed at civil society organizations working with youth.

A gallery of photos of the event is available here.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: E-867/11