Organization of American States (OAS)

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values. The OAS is the region’s principal multilateral forum for strengthening democracy, promoting human rights, and confronting shared problems. It includes departments that promote social development, sustainable development, trade and tourism, education, culture, science and technology.

Today, the OAS brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere. In addition, it has granted permanent observer status to 62 states, as well as to the European Union (EU).

The OAS uses a four-pronged approach to effectively implement its essential purposes. The Organization’s four main pillars––democracy, human rights, security, and development––support each other and are intertwined through political dialogue, inclusiveness, cooperation, and legal and follow-up instruments that provide the OAS with the tools to maximize its work in the Hemisphere.

Website

http://www.oas.org/

Year established

1948

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

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