The OAS is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International American Conference, held in Washington DC, from October 1889 to April 1890. At that meeting the International Union of American Republics was proposed, a network that would finally become the OAS in 1948.
The organization was created with the aim to achieve an order of peace and justice in the member states, to promote solidarity, cooperation, sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence. In order to achieve all its purposes, the OAS is based on its main pillars which are democracy, human rights, security and development.
At present, the OAS brings together 35 independent states of the Americas and it is the main political, legal and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere. It has also granted Permanent Observer status to 67 states, as well as to the European Union, currently in the hands of Chilean Jose Miguel Insulza.
Hundreds of universities, foundations, summits, public and private institutions, cooperation agencies, among others, join the OAS guidelines to safeguard and provide an essential support to member states in strengthening institutional and human capacity.
For our academic offer, to join ties with the OAS and its staff , as part of our programs, provides a unique opportunity to promote better projects, with higher quality and more sustainable, following the motto of this prestigious institution “Democracy for peace, security and development “.
For more information, please visit: http://www.oas.org