Assistant Secretary Nichols Addresses the OAS on the Democratic Charter’s 20th Anniversary

Remarks by Brian A. Nichols Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs 20th Anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter September 17, 2021 Chair of the Permanent Council (and good friend) Ambassador Harold Forsyth, Secretary General Dr. Luis Almagro, Assistant Secretary Mendez, Distinguished Colleagues, Permanent Representatives, I would like to thank Peru for organizing this …

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OAS Marks International Day of People of African Descent

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden, U.S. Interim Permanent Representative September 1, 2021 Chair, Madame Vice President of the Republic of Costa Rica Epsy Campbell Barr, OAS Secretary General, IACHR Commissioner Macaulay. I would like to thank all of you for your important and informative presentations today.  Yesterday, the United States joined others around the world in commemorating the first International Day for People of African …

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OAS Commemorates Inter-American Week for Indigenous Peoples

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim Permanent Representative of the United States OAS Permanent Council August 11, 2021 Thank you, Chair. I would like to begin by thanking the Assistant Secretary General and his staff for all of their hard work pulling this week event together.  We know this it is never easy, especially as we continue to combat a …

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OAS Holds Special Session on The Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines

Remarks by Bradley A. Freden Interim Permanent Representative of the United States OAS Permanent Council July 21, 2021 Good afternoon.  We would like to thank Colombia for requesting this special meeting and express our appreciation for the panelist presentations.   To follow up on the resolution concerning equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, my delegation would like to provide a …

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Women of the Venezuelan Chaos

On December 16, 2019, the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States hosted a panel discussion and film screening of Women of the Venezuelan Chaos, a film by Margarita Cardenas in the Hall of the Americas. Women of the Venezuelan Chaos is a film about five Venezuelan women from diverse backgrounds who draw a …

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