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  May 29, 2009

San Pedro Sula, Honduras – The 39th Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American Status (OAS), under the theme “Towards a culture of Non-Violence”, will start next Tuesday, June 2 in this city in Honduras with the purpose of studying many relevant topics currently in the Inter-American agenda.

The Foreign Ministers of the 34 OAS Member States, following a proposal by the host country, will analyze the topic of Non-Violence considering the concern showed by the social network in the continent. The consequences of violence in the social, economic and cultural development of the people in the hemisphere, as well as its effects in the quality of life, will also be considered.

The opening session of the General Assembly will take place on Tuesday, June 2, at 9.00 am (local time) at the Club Social Hondureño Árabe in San Pedro Sula. The OAS Secretary General, José Miguel Insulza, and the President of the Republic of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, will pronounce the inaugural speeches.

Previously, Secretary General Insulza and the OAS Assistant Secretary General, Albert Ramdin, will offer a press conference on Sunday, May 31, at 12.00 pm, at the Club Árabe. They will reveal details regarding the event, as well as other topics to be dealt with during the General Assembly.

On Monday June 1, the Heads of Delegations will maintain several dialogues with representatives of the private sector, civil society and trade unions.

On June 2 and 3, in four Plenary Sessions, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs will face several topics currently in the Inter-American agenda. After the closing ceremony, in the evening of Wednesday June 3, OAS Secretary General Insulza and the Minister of Foreign Relations of Honduras, Patricia Rodas, will comment the results of the General Assembly in a press conference at the Club Árabe.

Reference: GA-01-09