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Friday, August 6, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Albert Ramdin, on Thursday called for renewed efforts in recognizing the importance of the agriculture sector in the Americas. Ramdin expressed the desire to see a more strategic, long-term approach. read more...



Saturday, July 31, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (IICA) -- The representatives of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) based in Haiti and the Dominican Republic have reached agreement on the preparation of a binational project. read more...



Friday, July 30, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- Member States and Permanent Observer countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) made individual commitments this week during a meeting of the OAS Group of Friends of Haiti to assist the Electoral Observation Mission that will accompany the Caribbean nation’s electoral process. read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- Trafficking in persons (TiP) is a modern-day form of slavery and a violation of basic human rights involving not only coercive sexual exploitation, but also forced labor, involuntary servitude, and child soldiers, among others. The Department of Public Security (DPS) of the Organization of... read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, said he “welcomed the decision of the Cuban government to free 52 prisoners” from different jails in that country, as well as the decision of Guillermo Fariñas to end his fast. Insulza said the decision... read more...



Saturday, July 3, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The importance of understanding international standards as they relate to Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) issues and the ability to participate in the process at the international level, will be the focus of a sub-regional workshop to be held in Port of Spain Trinidad on July 7-8, 2010. read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- “Agriculture vitality stimulates the economy, creates jobs, increases civil stability, improves food security, eliminates hunger and reduces poverty.” Those were the words echoed by David Hatch, Associate Deputy Director General and Representative in the United States for the... read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- International authorities met at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, to discuss the cadastre project in Haiti, one of the principal efforts of the hemispheric organization in the Caribbean country following the devastating earthquake. read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Albert Ramdin, called for closer cooperation and collaboration among Member States and port authorities to ensure greater efficiency in both the security and trade sectors. read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Albert Ramdin, met with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke on Capitol Hill to exchange views on the situation in the Caribbean and discuss initiatives in the region, especially on Haiti. read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- Organisation of the American States (OAS) Representative for St Kitts and Nevis Starret Greene said he relished the opportunity to continue to work with all functionaries in St Kitts and Nevis to ensure that technical cooperation projects and activities the OAS provided was proportionally allocated. read more...



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada’s attendance at recent Latin and Caribbean meetings afforded the country an opportunity to strengthen bilateral ties with many friendly nations. Foreign Minister Peter David represented Grenada at an Organisation of American States meeting in Peru. read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of American States (OAS) are forging partnerships to address the youth development agenda. Together they are exploring ways to address the challenges and opportunities of youth in the Americas. read more...



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

LIMA, Peru (AFP) -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday brushed aside objections of regional powerhouse Brazil and neighbors to urge the Organization of American States to readmit Honduras following its expulsion in the wake of last year's coup. Her appeal exposed the differences President... read more...



Monday, June 7, 2010

LIMA, Peru (AFP) -- The Organization of American States will meet from Sunday to Tuesday here to discuss border disputes including the Falklands, arms control issues and Honduras' suspension from the body after last year's coup, officials said on Saturday. The 40th OAS General Assembly will be... read more...



Monday, June 7, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Saturday held a dialogue with representatives of civil society organizations of the Americas in the framework of the 40th OAS General Assembly, to be held June 6 to 8 in Lima. read more...



Friday, June 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA --The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Thursday recognized the progress achieved by the Member States of the OAS in the fight against corruption and urged them to strengthen cooperation in key areas of the fight against this scourge. read more...



Thursday, June 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Secretary General of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, reiterated that the organization he heads will continue to work in the areas of institutionalization and strengthening of democracy in the Caribbean country that was struck by an earthquake in January. read more...



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Tuesday held a meeting at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, in advance of the World Youth Conference, to discuss ways of collaborating and advancing the agenda of youth in the Americas. read more...



Saturday, May 29, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS), through its Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI), is implementing a three-year program to provide local artisans in the Caribbean better access to tourism markets by strengthening business capabilities and improving marketability. read more...



Saturday, May 29, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The Management Board of the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (IACD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) has approved an allocation of US$91,800 to facilitate the on-going execution of the project: Regional Network of Women in Politics. read more...



Friday, May 28, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, has said that he is in full support of the efforts of the government of Jamaica to repel criminal elements in Western Kingston. In a press statement on Tuesday Insulza encouraged the government to... read more...



Thursday, May 27, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) that accompanied the general and local elections in Suriname highlighted the civility, professionalism and democratic commitment that characterized Tuesday’s Electoral Day in Suriname. read more...



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS) on Tuesday observed the general and local elections in Suriname. The OAS deployed 26 observers in the 10 electoral districts of the country, who reported normalcy on Election Day. read more...



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, encouraged leaders of the hemisphere to pay more attention to the needs of youth and provide opportunities to young people. He said without change the future holds more poverty and trouble. read more...



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert R Ramdin, on Monday called attention to the need to continue strengthening and building a comprehensive civil registry in Haiti that also includes minors and children. He emphasized the fact that the most basic elements of... read more...



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the general elections to be held on Tuesday in Suriname began this weekend with the deployment of observers and the conducting of numerous activities in the Caribbean country. read more...



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, Monday said upon taking office for his second term at a special session of the Permanent Council that “those who seek to show an inactive OAS must face the reality of an always present OAS. read more...



Saturday, May 22, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, expressed satisfaction for the dialogue in Cuba between the government of President Raul Castro and church leaders on the internal Cuban situation and the fate of ill inmates who are on hunger strike. read more...



Friday, May 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Thursday praised the Association Agreements between Europe and Central America, and the Trade Agreements between Europe and Peru and Colombia, signed during the European Union-Latin... read more...



Friday, May 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, Thursday presented to the Organization’s Permanent Observers his vision of the issues and results expected from the 40th OAS General Assembly to be held June 6 to 8, 2010, in Lima, Peru. read more...



Thursday, May 20, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS), through its Department of Sustainable Development, on Wednesday launched in Jamaica a project that supports the development and implementation of biofuels policies and programs in the Caribbean country. read more...



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- At the close on Sunday of Election Day in the Dominican Republic, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, greeted the Dominican people and recognized the efforts of the Central Electoral Board in conducting this process. read more...



Monday, May 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Group of Friends of Haiti of the Organization of American States met at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, to review and discuss the preparations for the Haitian general elections and the role of that the OAS, its Member States and the UN will play in providing technical electoral support. read more...



Saturday, May 15, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Albert Ramdin, on Friday met with the Director of the United Nations Electoral Assistance Division and Haiti Mission Chief, Tadjoudine Ali-Diabacté. At the meeting, they exchanged views on past visits. read more...



Thursday, May 13, 2010

PORT au PRINCE, Haiti -- During a high-level meeting of the International Task Force on Haiti called to discuss the parameters of the electoral process to govern upcoming elections in Haiti, OAS Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Albert Ramdin indicated that it was “extremely important to agree on a clear division of labour." read more...



Thursday, May 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, delivered remarks about the future and challenges of the Organization during an event organized by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, where he identified... read more...



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- Trafficking in persons (TiP) is a modern-day form of slavery and a violation of basic human rights involving not only coercive sexual exploitation, but also forced labour, involuntary servitude, and child soldiers, among others. The Department of Public Security (DPS) of the Organization of... read more...



Monday, May 10, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- OAS Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Albert Ramdin, inaugurated this week the first-ever joint meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Central American Integration System (SICA) on implementing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540. read more...



Saturday, May 8, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert R Ramdin, Friday encouraged participants of the Seventh Inter-American Meeting of Electoral Management Bodies to continue to “create trust and build confidence” in their countries’ electoral systems by... read more...



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