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Organization of American States: Agreement with PAHO on Cooperation to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

(July 3, 2014) On June 3, 2014, the leaders of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint declaration in which they agreed to collaborate in order to achieve universal health coverage in the Western Hemisphere. (Press Release, OAS, The OAS and PAHO Will Work Together for […]

Dominican Republic; Organization of American States: Donation of Firearms Marking Equipment

(June 30, 2014) The Organization of American States (OAS) recently announced that it had donated equipment to mark firearms, for the second time, to the Government of the Dominican Republic. The donation was made as part of a project called “Promoting Firearms Marking in Latin America and the Caribbean.” (Press Release, OAS Donates Firearms Marking […]

Organization of American States: Western Hemisphere Countries Sign Conventions Against Discrimination

(July 8, 2013) On June 6, 2013, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that <?Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Uruguay have become the first countries to sign the Inter-American Convention Against All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance and the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Related Forms of Intolerance. […]

Organization of American States: Firearms Marking Equipment

(July 13, 2012) On June 25, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) announced that it will donate equipment to mark firearms to the Argentinean government. The equipment is to be utilized by Argentina's Ministry of Security in combating illicit trafficking in firearms. (Press Release, OAS, OEA donará máquina de marcaje de armas de fuego […]

Dominican Republic; Organization of American States: Agreement to Combat Trafficking in Firearms

(May 3, 2012) On April 20, 2012, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of the Dominican Republic announced that they had reached an agreement whereby the OAS will deliver to the Dominican Republic equipment donated by the United States government to mark firearms. (Press Release, OAS, OEA y República Dominicana firman acuerdo […]

Mexico; Organization of American States: Agreement to Provide Human Rights Training for Mexican Judges

(Nov. 16, 2011) On October 14, 2011, Mexico's Supreme Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (a part of the Organization of American States) signed an agreement whereby the Commission will collaborate with the Court in order to provide training, on a permanent basis, to all Mexican federal judges on the interpretation of the […]

European Union; Organization of American States: Memorandum of Understanding

(Dec. 30, 2009) The European Commission and the Organization of American States (OAS) have been cooperating in several areas of common interest and mutual benefit for the last 20 years. The former European Community was given the status of a permanent observer at the OAS in 1989. (List of Permanent Observers to the OAS, http://www.towson.edu/polsci/oas/Member2.htm#LIST%20OF%20PERMANENT%20OBSERVERS […]

Organization of American States: Revocation of Resolution Barring Cuba’s Membership

(July 28, 2009) On June 3, 2009, during the third plenary meeting of its 39th regular session, held in Honduras, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) abrogated Resolution VI, which had dissolved Cuba's membership in the organization. General Assembly Resolution 2438 effected the abrogation of Resolution VI, which had been adopted […]