MIL OSI Translation. Region: Portuguese / Latin America –
Source: Republic of Brazil
On October 20 and 21, the 50th regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) was held, the first held in virtual format since 1971. The Brazilian delegation to the event was chaired by Minister Ernesto Araújo .
In addition to combating the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for countries in the hemisphere, the 50th AGOEA addressed other inter-American issues, such as human rights, transnational crimes and the defense of democracy in the Americas.
The event resulted in the approval of two main Resolutions: i) on the need to restore democratic institutions and respect for human rights in Nicaragua; and ii) condemning the lack of minimum conditions to hold the so-called “elections” announced for December 6 in Venezuela.
Among the activities parallel to the 50th AGOEA, a “round table” was held on the structural causes and possible solutions to the crisis in Venezuela, organized by Colombia and co-sponsored by Brazil. Ministers from various OAS member states participated in the event, in addition to Secretary General Luis Almagro.
The Organization of American States (OAS) is the oldest active regional organization. The General Assembly is the supreme body of the OAS. It is a plenary body that meets in ordinary annual sessions and, in special circumstances, in extraordinary sessions, at the level of chancellors.
Brazil is a founding member of the OAS, having been one of the 21 countries that signed the Bogotá Charter in 1948, and is a signatory to numerous inter-American treaties, conventions and declarations in the most diverse areas.
The 51st OAS General Assembly is due to be held in Guatemala in 2021, whose candidacy was promptly supported by the Brazilian Government.
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