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Remarks by the Delegation of the United States Upon Adoption of an OAS Declaration Condemning the Terrorist Attacks in Paris

On January 15, 2015, the OAS Permanent Council convened to approve the Declaration condemning the January 7 terrorist attacks in Paris, and expressing solidarity with the government and people of France. In joining consensus to approve this declaration, the United States stands with the government and people of France as they confront again an outrageous ...
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Statement by the Interim Representative Fitzpatrick on the Situation in Haiti

Interim Representative Fitzpatrick addressed a Special Meeting of the Permanent Council on the Situation in Haiti at OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., January 14, 2015. Madame Chair, the United States reiterates its firm commitment to Haitian President Michel Martelly and his persistent efforts to resolve the political impasse over delayed legislative elections.  The United States ...
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OAS Marks International Day of Democracy

Commemoration of the International Day of Democracy 2013 In an address to the Permanent Council marking the occasion, Ambassador Carmen Lomellin called for renewed engagment by the member states to advance initiatives to strengthen implementation of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Statement by Ambassador Carmen Lomellin September 20, 2013 (As prepared for delivery) Mr. Chairman, I ...
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OAS Permanent Council Holds IACHR Candidates Forum

Remarks by Professor James L. Cavallaro, Candidate Presented by the United States to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), delivered at the OAS Permanent Council on May 1, 2013. Buenos dias.  Bom dia.  Bon jour.  Good morning. Mr. Secretary General. Mr. Chairman. Distinguished Ambassadors and state representatives. Distinguished members of the Inter-American Commission. Distinguished ...
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