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Kim Hurtault-Osborne
Executive Secretary for Integral Development

As the OAS action arm for development, the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI) works with the OAS member states to help achieve inclusive and sustainable economic, social and human development. We do this by supporting regional policy dialogue on key issues, and by implementing mandates through technical assistance and development cooperation initiatives. Our work focuses on building the capacity of institutions and individuals in areas such as education, employment, competitiveness, innovation, natural resource management, and the use of information and telecommunication technologies (ICTs), among others, to generate real and visible impact in our communities.

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The Department of Economic Development (DED) promotes economic growth, competitiveness and innovation in the Member States. The focus is especially on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. The DED promotes political dialogue, the exchange of experiences and best practices, strategic alliances, and the development of commercial niches and opportunities.
The Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE) offers programs that provide scholarships and loans for academic studies and professional development; innovative online training opportunities; training and knowledge sharing opportunities for teachers and for education policymakers; support for institutional capacity strengthening and horizontal cooperation for education and employment. DHDEE also promotes policy dialogue on education and labor among all OAS Member States.
The Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) supports OAS member States in the design and implementation of policies oriented to integrate environmental priorities with poverty alleviation, and socio-economic development goals. DSD seeks sustainable development and environmental protection goals through the support of multiple country projects in diverse areas, including water management, energy and climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, among others.
The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) is the only permanent forum that brings together the National Port Authorities of the OAS’s 34 Member Countries and leaders of the maritime-port industry to promote the development of a secure, competitive, sustainable, and inclusive sector.
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January, 2015
Analysis of Bilateral and Multilateral Social Security Agreements as they relate to Pensions
Updated outlook on these agreements and their operation, and recommendations for a future potential Inter-American Agreement on the issue.
The Inter-American Network for Labor Administration (RIAL) is the mechanism for cooperation among the Ministries of Labor of the Americas that seeks to build their human and institutional capacities.
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