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June 6, 2010

Organized Civil Society Holds Dialogue on Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Region with Top OAS Authorities - Press Release

About 150 representatives of civil society organizations from the member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) today participated in a dialogue with Heads of Delegation that will attend the 40th OAS General Assembly from June 6 to 8 in Lima.

During the event, OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert R. Ramdin reiterated the organization’s commitment to promote this exchange and asserted that “this is a sustained commitment that we have been developing for many years, and it recognizes the key role of civil society.”

The meeting consisted of an exchange of ideas between government and civil society representatives on issues on the Assembly’s agenda, which focuses on the theme: “Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Americas.” In this context, OAS Secretary General Insulza said that “the presence of the representatives from Member States and civil society demonstrates the new dynamic of consensus in which we live in the Americas and that defines civil society organizations as agents of democracy and as actors in the decision-making process.”

Welcoming dialogue participants, the Minister of Women of Peru, Nidia Vilchez, said her country “is honored to host this meeting. Peru, as host country, considers this exchange to be key in receiving the diverse points of view from all inter-American agendas, as well as for the theme of this General Assembly.”.

Minister Vilchez also referred to the importance of confronting the social and developmental challenges of the region, and explained that those concerns were the source of the theme of the General Assembly. “President Alan García has proposed a reduction in the arms race in the Americas suggesting that those resources can be transferred to public policies and to finance social investment in our countries, and in that way be able to contribute to the reduction of illiteracy and child malnutrition,” she said.

At the dialogue, the representative of the students who participated in the 28 Model of the OAS General Assembly that took place in Lima on May 12 to 15 presented a series of recommendations related to the prevention of political crises, women’s participation in social, economic and political decision-making; transparency in arms acquisition, and the inclusion of civil society in the design of environmental policies, among others.

With respect to youth participation and empowerment, dialogue participants said “the OAS can offer an opportunity to the youth to be recognized as social stakeholders and an independent sector with unique perspectives.”

Similarly, the representatives of the various nongovernmental organizations expressed their preoccupation with possible restrictions that could affect their participation and requested from governments “a clear, firm and expressed rejection” to initiatives that condition the participation of social stakeholders in countries’ internal legislatures. They also defended access to information and considered adopting a new strategy for the participation of civil society that includes “permanent consulting mechanisms in all the institutional activities and spaces of the OAS.”


Civil society organizations in the area of peace and democracy urged the governments and the OAS “to prioritize the principles of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, preserve the peaceful resolution of conflict through political and diplomatic means and avoid any call for war, consolidating a climate of cooperation for peace in the hemisphere.”

The second session of the dialogue focused on the issues of human rights, equality and initiatives to fight discrimination. In this context, civil society representatives advocated for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples “using the guiding instruments that the OAS has established” and asked for the exercise of democracy to include “respect for minorities, the strengthening of the inter-American system of human rights and the effective guarantee of its defense.”

The issue of gender also was incorporated in today’s dialogue, and civil society advocated for the recognition of diversity to promote peace, and expressed its preoccupation with challenges such as gender-based violence, human trafficking, lack of security and the respect for reproductive and sexual rights.

Furthermore, the nongovernmental organizations elaborated a proposal to be considered as part of the Declaration of Lima that will be adopted June 8 in which they put forward subjects such as the elimination of discrimination against people with disabilities, public investment in this sector, and broadening public and citizen participation of people with disabilities.

Finally in the dialogue with Heads of Delegation, the Afro-descendant associations of the region presented the conclusions of a forum centered on this subject. The recommendations referred to the fight against racism and racial discrimination and intolerance; the request for public policies and programs for Afro-descendant communities that contribute to an improvement in their situation of poverty and that promote actions “that recognize the identity of the economic, cultural and social contributions of Afro-descendant and indigenous peoples, especially of women.”

After listening to the various interventions of civil society organization representatives, member countries responded to the proposals brought forth by summarizing the initiatives their own governments have undertaken in said subjects. The delegates took the opportunity to highlight the efforts of the OAS in bringing together the event’s participants and reaffirmed their will to build open spaces of dialogue and promote better participation.

The complete list of organizations who participated in the event may be found here.
A photo gallery of the event is available here.
For more information, please visit the OAS Website at www.oas.org

May 12, 2010

Model OAS General Assembly in Lima to help create new leaders in Occidental Hemisphere

LIMA, Peru -- The 28th Model OAS General Assembly (MOAS) for the Universities of the Hemisphere is a huge dialog platform which contributes to create new leaders in the region, said Tuesday Irene Klinger, director of the OAS Foreign Affairs Department.
 

May 11, 2010

Youth of the Americas to Meet in Lima for Model OAS General Assembly - Press Release

The 28th Model of the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly will be inaugurated this Wednesday, May 12, in Lima, Peru, for Universities of the Hemisphere (XXVIII MOEA), with the participation of 500 university students from 41 universities of Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, United States and Venezuela, who will represent until Friday, May 15 the Member States of the OAS and four Permanent Observer States.

This simulation Model is organized by the Department of International Affairs of the OAS, jointly with the Law School of the University of San Martín de Porres (USMP) of Lima, and relies on a financial contribution from the Government of Spain. Authorities from the Government of Peru, the OAS and the USMP will be present at the inauguration.

The students, said Irene Klinger, Director of the Department responsible for Model OAS, will present their own version of the Declaration of the next OAS General Assembly: “Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Americas,” and will debate current inter-American affairs such as: the application of the principles of the Inter-American Democratic Charter to prevent political crises; the participation of women in decision-making in the political, social and economic spheres; follow-up and transparency in arms acquisition; participation of civil society in the design of policies about environmental law and sustainable development for the strengthening of democratic governance; and the development of methodologies to facilitate payment and opportunities for greater contributions to the OAS.

The MOAS has been designed to promote democratic values among the youth of the Hemisphere through the exercise of a simulation in which the students represent the Member States of the OAS in the drafting, negotiation, debate and approval of resolutions based on the positions of the countries represented. The MOAS in Lima, aside from fulfilling this purpose, has the objective of familiarizing the Peruvian youth and population, and that of all the Americas in general, with the priorities on the inter-American Agenda in anticipation of the 40th Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly to be held in Lima from June 6 to 8. The Declaration and resolutions approved by the students will be presented to the representatives of the Governments gathered in said General Assembly.

All information relevant to the MOAS in Lima and the Program in general may be found online at
www.moas.oas.org. Questions may be submitted by email at moas@oas.org or by phone at 202-458-6897.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at
www.oas.org.

WHAT: The 28th Model of the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly for Universities

WHEN: May 12-15, 2010

WHERE: Law School of the Universidad San Martin de Porres (USMP)

 

July 31, 2009

THE OAS TRAINS FUTURE LEADERS OF THE HEMISPHERE
Courtesy of Caribbean Net News, August 1, 2009

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Organization of American States (OAS) is holding its 4th Model of the Permanent Council for OAS Interns (4th MOAS/PC) at OAS Headquarters. The MOAS Program is designed to promote democratic values among the youth of the Hemisphere through simulation exercises of the OAS main political bodies, in which students represent the Organization’s Member States and negotiate resolutions to promote democracy, human rights, hemispheric security and development in the Americas.

The purpose of this 4th MOAS/PC is to familiarize the 77 interns from throughout the Hemisphere that are doing their Summer internship at the Organization, with the work of the Permanent Council of the OAS, so that they can acquire an integral view of the mission, functions and work of the organization. This is an official activity of the OAS Internship Program.

The keynote speaker at the opening ceremony this morning, was the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the OAS, Ambassador Anthony Johnson, who provided an overview on the development of democracy in the Hemisphere from the imperial period of the 18th and 19th centuries, to the founding of the Pan American Union in 1889, and how after WWII the OAS was established.

He also summarized the chronology of the Caribbean countries joining the OAS in the 1960’s, as well as the suspension of Cuba during that decade, as well as the derogation of its suspension 2 months ago and suspension of Honduras less than 1 month ago.

Irene Klinger, Director of the Department of International Affairs, which together with the Department of Human Resources of the OAS organizes this event, gave an overview of the OAS and its role as the main political body of the Hemisphere, highlighting the main events and actions taken by the OAS regarding Honduras. She reiterated that the Member States applied articles 20th and 21st of the Inter-American Democratic Chart in their decision for suspending Honduras.

The newly appointed Ambassador of Panama to the OAS, Guillermo Cochez, was a special guest and he briefly addressed the interns to wish them luck in their deliberations pointing out that the work of negotiation and compromise that they would practice throughout the day will serve them well for their professional and personal life.

By the end of the 4th MOAS/PC, this afternoon the interns will have approved 2 resolutions on the following topics: “Strengthening border control among OAS Member States to combat illicit drug trafficking in the Americas,” and “Combating arms trafficking in the Americas.” The interns received technical assistance from OAS experts on these topics, and also from diplomats regarding the policies of the countries they are representing at the MOAS. The Secretary for External Relations of the OAS, Ambassador Adam Blackwell, and the Director of the Department of Human Resources, Rosa Maria Barreiro, were due to be the speakers at the closing ceremony on Friday afternoon.


April 27, 2009

The opening ceremony of the 27th Model OAS General Assembly (MOAS) for Universities of the Hemisphere took place this morning in the campus of Universidad de San Pedro Sula (USPS), Honduras. This Model, held from April 27- 30, 2009, is organized jointly by the Department of International Affairs (DIA) of the Secretariat for External Relations of the Organization of American States (OAS), the USPS and the Government of Honduras. This MOAS brings together approximately 400 students and 50 teachers from 15 universities in Honduras, as well as 13 universities from Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. The participating students will represent the 34 OAS Member States and 5 Permanent Observer countries of the OAS. This Model is financed by the OAS, the USPS and the Government of Spain, and seeks to familiarize the youth and general population of Honduras, as well as the youth of the Hemisphere, with the priorities in the inter-American agenda in anticipation to the celebration of the 39th Regular Period of Sessions of the General Assembly of the OAS, to be held in that same city from June 1-3, 2009. The main purpose of the MOAS Program is the promotion of democratic values among the youth of the Hemisphere, through this role-playing exercise, where the students represent each of the 34 OAS Member States. For more information about this Model please visit www.moea.usps.edu. For more information about the MOAS, please visit www.moas.oas.org

April 8, 2009

 

 

The Secretary General provided welcoming remarks during the inauguration of the 30th Anniversary year of the Washington Model General Assembly, a program undertaken jointly with the Inter-American Institute for Diplomacy (IAID). More than 350 university students and teachers from 19 universities in the United States, 10 in Latin America and 1 in the Caribbean are participating in this model, representing the 34 OAS member states. 
Press release
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March 27, 2009

 

 

On March, 27th, the III Model of the Permanent Council for the OAS Interns was held at the OAS Headquarters in Washington, DC. This model aimed at sensitizing students with respect to the upcoming Summit of the Americas, to be held in Trinidad and Tobago from April 17-19, 2009. The III model addressed some of the issues of the V Summit: energy security and environmental sustainability.

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March 27, 2009

The OAS Assistant Secretary General, Albert Ramdin, signed an agreement to organize the Model OAS General Assembly for students in San Pedro Sula. The XXVII model for universities of the hemisphere will take place in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, from April 27 to the 30th. For more info about this model, please click here.


July 22, 2008

 

 

Students from Universidad San Sebastian debate at the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly

Estudiantes de la Universidad San Sebastián debaten en modelo de Asamblea General de la OEA (Español)

Ten students from Universidad de San Sebastian’s Law School participated as a delegation in the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly taking place from July 14th to July 17th in Santiago, Chile.

 

The MOAS is a simulation that gathers students and scholars from the most prestigious universities in the region. During the academic exercise, each one of the 34 member states of the OAS is represented by a delegation of young students, who present and discuses under realistic conditions the interests of the represented state. The delegation representing Universidad de San Sebastian is made up by Maria Jose Perez, Margarita del Rio, Alejandro Rehbeln, Ignacio Saldivia, Maureen Mores, Analyss Sanhueza, Gustavo Sanchez, Jaime Silva, David Wellman and Maritza Chodin.   

 

From: Universia.cl


July 21, 2008

 

 

Successful Performance of the Government and Public Management School at the MOAS

Exitoso desempeño de la Escuela de Gobierno y Gestión Pública (Español)

In order to achieve their goals, the 10 students from the Government and Public Management School participating on the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly  required a high level of preparation on the analysis of the region’s political challenges.

 

The gathering took place from July14th to July 17th at the Pontificia Universidad de Chile and exposed the leading ability of young professionals. The delegation from Universidad de Chile lived an experience of learning and growth by representing Barbados on the OAS Simulation. All the resolutions presented where approved thanks to the arguments of the delegates.  

From: Uchile.cl


July 22, 2008

 

 

Outstanding Presentation of Universidad Central at the Opening Ceremony of the OAS Simulation Games

Impecable Presentación de la Universidad Central en la Inauguración de los Juegos de Simulación de la OEA (Español)

Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Jose Miguel Insulza and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Alejandro Foxley, opened the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly for universities taking place at the Universidad Catolica’s Campus with the participation of students of the Political Science and Public Administration School.

To the Opening Ceremony attended the Dean of the Political Science and Public Administration School Aldo Cassinelli, Faculty Registrar Raimundo Heredia and the Director of the Centro for Political Anaysis, Patricio Gajardo. Miguel Ortiz attended the academic exercise as academic advisor for the delegation.

From: Ucentral.cl


July 22, 2008

 

 

Students of USS debate at the Model OAS General Assembly

Alumnos de la USS debaten modelo de Asamblea General de la OEA (Español)

Ten students from Universidad de San Sebastian’s Law School participated as a delegation in the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly taking place from July 14th to July 17th in Santiago, Chile.

The MOAS is a simulation that gathers students and scholars from the most prestigious universities in the region. During the academic exercise, each one of the 34 member states of the OAS is represented by a delegation of young students, who present and discuses under realistic conditions the interests of the represented state. The delegation representing Universidad de San Sebastian is made up by Maria Jose Perez, Margarita del Rio, Alejandro Rehbeln, Ignacio Saldivia, Maureen Mores, Analyss Sanhueza, Gustavo Sanchez, Jaime Silva, David Wellman and Maritza Chodin.   

From: Austral Osorno


July 21, 2008

 

 

"Regional and Multilateral Blocs are not opponents"

"Los bloques regionales no son antagónicos as los multilaterales" (Español)

Used to challenges – as Commander in Chief of the Military Forces of Chile – the Director of the Centre for International Studies of Pontificia Universidad de Chile, Juan Emilio Cheyre didn’t hesitate to offer PUC’s Campus to host the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly for universities.  

 

The gathering that hosted representatives from 35 Universities of the Americas not only intended to promote analytical and debate skills and the better understanding of Inter-American issues, but to present the functions of the Organizations, whose Secretary General is the Chilean Jose Miguel Insulza.

 

From: La Nación


July 21, 2008

 

 

Model OAS General Assembly for Universities Ends

Finaliza Modelo de Asamblea General de OEA para universidades (Español)

 

Students stated that in order to achieve an effective and participative democracy along the continent, it is important to structure non traditional leaders and provide more participation to minorities.

 

With the Declaration of Santiago, the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly for Universities ended, and it was a simulation of the General Assembly of the OAS, on which young students represented interest and policies of a designated member state of the Organization.

 

The Closing Ceremony was attended by the Minister of Education, Monica Jimenez, the Director of the Department of International Affairs of the OAS, Irene Klinger, and the President of Pontificia Universidad de Chile, Pedro Pablo Rosso. With this ceremony students and scholars ended the debates that started last Monday, July 14th, where most of the topics regarding the Americas were discussed.     


From: cedu.uamericas.cl


July 18, 2008

 

 

A Student from U. Central was elected Secretary General for the Next Model OAS General Assembly 

Estudiante de U. Central fue electo Secretario General para próximo modelo de simulación de OEA (Español)

Antonio Canale–Mayet, a Political Science Student at Universidad Central was elected by his colleagues as Secretary General of the next Model OAS General Assembly taking place in 2009.

 

The MOAS is a simulation that gathers students and scholars from the most prestigious universities in the region. During the academic exercise, each one of the 34 member states of the OAS is represented by a delegation of young students, who present and discuses under realistic conditions the interests of the represented state.

 

Canale-Mayet, who is also the Chairman of the Students Center of the Political Science and Public Policy School at Universidad Central, was part of the Delegation representing Grenada during the XXVI MOAS and won the election for Secretary General on a secondary voting session with 21 votes in favor.

 

From: La Tercera


July 18, 2008

 

 

Ten young “Porteños” stand out in the Model OAS General Assembly

Diez jóvenes porteños se lucen en asamblea de la OEA en capital (Español)

 

Ten students from Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso outstandingly participated on the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly.

 

Santiago is once again host for an important meeting. Representatives from the 34 member states of the Organization of American States gathered to discuss Inter-American Affairs. In this opportunity, five hundred students from 33 universities of the Americas simulated the diplomatic and parliamentary tasks of the multinational organization.

 

Among the delegation presented by Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, were student of Political Sciences, Biology and Engineering. During the academic exercise, Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso represented Argentina.  

 


From: La estrella de Valparaíso


July 18, 2008

 

 

The Minister wants someone to take care of Música's hormones

 

Ministra quiere que alguien se preocupe de las hormonas de Música (Español)

 

Even though the Chilean Minister of Education, Monica Jimenez, attended the closing Ceremony of the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly, which gathered hundreds of students from the Americas, there was always present the reminiscence of Maria Musica Sepulveda, the young student who threw water at the minister earlier that week.

 

The phrase presented by Pedro Rosso, President of Pontificia Universidad Catolica, quoting Gabriela Mistral got the attention: “If we educate our children, we won’t need to punish our men”.

From Las Últimas Noticias


July 17, 2008

 

 

Interview with Juan Emilio Cheyre, Director of the Center for International Studies UC (Television News)

Entrevista al Gral. Juan Emilio Cheyre, Director del Centro de Estudios Internationales UC (Telenoticias) (Español)


From: Opinión Pública Channel 13


July 16, 2008

 

 

Minister of Education, Mónica Jiménez, attends the last day of sessions for the MOAS (Television News)

Ministra de Educación, Mónica Jiménez, asiste al último día de los jornados de la OEA (Telenoticias) (Español)


From: UCT TV Noticias Channel 5


July 16, 2008

 

 

Model of the OAS arrives in Chile (Television News)

Modelo de la OEA llega a Chile (Telenoticias) (Español)


From: Teletarde Channel 13


July 15, 2008

 

 

XXVI Model OAS General Assembly is inaugurated in Chile

Inauguran en Chile XXVI Modelo de Asamblea General de la OEA (Español)


 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Alejandro Foxley, opened today the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly (MOAS), with the participation of young students and scholars from the most prestigious universities of the Americas.

 

The meeting will last until next July 17th and it is a simulation of the OAS General Assembly (Organization of American States) where young students represent each one of the 34 member states of the Organization.

 

Among the topics that will be discussed in the model, there is: Quality and Finances of Political Parties, Natural Disasters and Regional Energy Integration.   

From: Xinhua Net News


July 15, 2008

 

 

Insulza: Betancourt's political relevance reduces the likelihood that she will receive the Nobel Prize

Insulza: Vigencia política de Betancourt hace 'menos favorable' postulación al Nobel (Español)

 

Secretary General of the OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza, commented on the decision of the Chilean Government to post the Colombian former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, recently liberated after six years in captivity.

 

Insulza commented on this issue after the opening ceremony of the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly for universities of the Americas taking place in Santiago, Chile. In this Ceremony participated the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alejandro Foxley and the Director of the Centre of International Studies, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.

From: La Segunda


July 14, 2008

 

 

Insulza inaugurates the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly for Universities

Insulza inauguró XXVI° Modelo de la Asamblea General de la OEA para universidades (Español)

 

Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Jose Miguel Insulza, and the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alejandro Foxley, where in charged of the opening ceremony of the  XXVI Model OAS General Assembly for Universities.

 

The meeting takes place at the Main Building of Universidad Catolica and will continue until the next Thursday July 17th. The model gathers 500 students and scholars representing 33 universities of the region, on a scenario that simulates the General Assembly of the International Organization.   

 

During the MOAS, participants replicate political and parliamentary activities of the OAS General Assembly, in order to achieve a stronger knowledge and understanding of the elements affecting Foreign policies of each one of the 34 member states, diplomatic practice and applicability of democratic values.   

From: Publimentro


July 14, 2008

 

 

The Model OAS General Assembly for Universities was inaugurated

Inauguran model de Asamblea General de la OEA para universidades (Español)

 

Delegates from 35 universities from the Americas gathered today on the XXVI version of the Model OAS General Assembly (MOAS) taking place today until next Thursday July, 17th at Pontificia Universidad Católica (UC), Chile. The Opening Ceremony was attended by the Secretary General of the OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza; the Minister of International Affairs, Alejandro Foxley; and the Director of the Centre for International Studies of the UC.

 

The Model invites students and scholars from all over the region and it is a simulation of the OAS General Assembly, where they can act as representatives of each one of the 34 member states of the OAS, supporting and backing up policies and interests of the assigned countries.

From: La Tercera


July 14, 2008

 

 

Foxley inaugurates the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly

Foxley inaugura XXVI Modelo de Asamblea General de la OEA (Español)

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alejandro Foxley, opened the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly, gathering students and scholars from 33 universities of the Americas in Santiago Chile in a four days simulation.

 

The topics to be discussed are related to current regional issues, such as quality and finances of Political Parties, natural disasters, Regional Energy Integration and budgetary needs to face OAS’ new challenges.

 

These topics are discussed in the same way as it is done in the OAS, and it features modern educational methods in the fields of analysis, policy making processes, negotiation, among other.   

From: El Mostrador


July 12, 2008

 

 

Santiago hosts the Next Model OAS for Universities

Santiago será sede del próximo modelo de la OEA para universidades (Español)

Delegates from 35 universities from the Americas gathered today on the XXVI version of the Model OAS General Assembly (MOAS) taking place today until next Thursday July, 17th at Pontificia Universidad Católica (UC), Chile. The Opening Ceremony was attended by the Secretary General of the OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza; the Minister of International Affairs, Alejandro Foxley; and the Director of the Centre for International Studies of the UC.

The Model invites students and scholars from all over the region and it is a simulation of the OAS General Assembly, where they can act as representatives of each one of the 34 member states of the OAS, supporting and backing up policies and interests of the assigned countries.

From: La Tercera


July 12, 2008

 

 

The OAS simulates the General Assembly with Universities in Santiago

 

OEA realizará simulación de asamblea sobre universidades en Santiago (Español)

From July 14th to July 17th the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly will take place at the Pontificia Universidad Católica. Gathering that will be presided by the Secretary General of the OAS, Jose Miguel Insulza; the Minister of International Affairs, Alejandro Foxley; and Juan Emilio Chayre, Director of the Centre for International Studies of the UC.

The topics to be discussed during the Model are related to the regional issues actually affecting the Americas, such as quality and finances of Political Parties, natural disasters, Regional Energy Integration and establishment of budgetary needs for the new challenges of the Organization.

From: Periódico El Mercurio


July 11, 2008

 

 

U. Central will participate on a simulation game structured by the OAS

 

U. Central participa en juego de simulación internacional organizado por la OEA (Español)

 

Ten students from the Political Science and Public Administration School, as well as from the Juridical and Social Sciences Department are part of the delegation from Universidad Central participating in the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly taking place from July 14th to July 17th in Santiago, Chile.

 

Representing Universidad Catolica, the scholar from the Political Science and Public Administration School, Miguel Ortiz, has guided delegates in matters of Defense in joint efforts with the Political Scientists Jessica Smith and Patricio Gajardo.   

From: La Segunda Online


July 11, 2008

 

 

PCMM Students will represent the country at the XXVI Model OAS

 

Estudiantes PCMM representarán al país en XXVI Asamblea General OEA (Español)

 

Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), presented the Group made up by 10 students that will represent PUCMM at the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly taking place from July 14th to July 17th in Santiago, Chile.

 

The participation of this group of students in the MOEA was an initiative presented by the Deputy Victor Bisonó Haza, who exposed the idea to the Principal of this Higher Education Institution, Monsenior Agripino Núñez Collado. Monsenior Haza proceeded to designate Law professor Eduardo Sanz Lovatón to coordinate the delegation.

From: El Nuevo Diario


July 11, 2008

 

 

Students from Universidad Central will participate on the activities arranged by the OAS

Estudiantes de la Universidad Central participan en actividad organizada por la OEA (Español)

The XXVI Model OAS General Assembly for universities (MOAS) will take place from July 14th to July 17th in Santiago, Chile in the Continuing Education Centre of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

 

The Delegation will represent Universidad Central and it is made up by students of the Political Science and Public Administration School: Antonio Canale – Mayet , Valentina González, Alvaro Neira, Marcela Rojas, Patricio Morales, José Parada, Cesar Rosende, Emilio Guerrero, Pablo Rodríguez and Pablo Zenteno.

From: Universaria


July 7, 2008

 

 

Students from Osorno will be part of the Model OAS General Assembly

Estudiantes osorninos serán parte de Asamblea que analizará el modelo de la OEA (Español)

A delegation made up by 10 students of the Law Program of  San Sebastián (Sede Osorno) will participate from July 14th to July 17th in the XXVI Model OAS General Assembly for universities (MOAS) taking place in our country.

 

According to Edmundo Moller, Law Director of the USS Osorno, the main purpose of the MOEA is the “Promotion of Democratic Values among students, at the time they acknowledge the role and work of the OAS and get to know actual issues affecting the Western Hemisphere.

From: Diario Ciudadano de la Provincia de Osorno


May 25, 2008

 

 

Medellín youth will simulate an Assembly of the OAS, relating to the official meeting in June

Jóvenes de Medellín simularán dinámica de una Asamblea de la OEA, a propósito de la reunión oficial en junio (Español)

The OAS General Assembly, which main topic is “Youth and Democratic Values” will be in two weeks.  The meeting, taking place form June 1st to June 3rd, will gather the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the 34 member states.

 

The first of three activities organized by young people will be the National Model General Assembly OAS, organized by Universidad EAFIT with the participation more than 230 students that will simulate the dynamics of the OAS Assembly.       

From: Portafolio


May 21, 2008

 

 

Young diplomats debate at the MOAS

Jóvenes diplomáticos debaten en el MOEA (Español)

From today until next Friday, Universidad EAFIT will be the scenario on which the Model OAS General Assembly takes place. On the academic exercise, university students will simulate the role of Diplomats representing each country of the Americas.   

 

Universidad EAFIT as the organizer or the Model OAS General Assembly will present two delegations: Colombia and Canada. Lorena Monroy and Ana María Parente (International Business Students) are parte of the Colombian Delegation, Ana María Gaviria (International Business Student) and Eliana Herrera (Political Science student) represent the Canadian Delegation.

From: El Mundo

 


 

November  6, 2007

Baylor Team Distinguishes Itself At MOAS Competition
Media contact: Lori Fogleman, director of media communications, (254) 710-6275

 

Baylor University's Model Organization of American States team brought home more awards than any of the other 15 universities from Texas and Mexico during the World Affairs Council of San Antonio Model Organization of American States Competition held Nov. 1-3 at St. Mary's University. This was the 11th consecutive year that Baylor competed in the conference that simulates the activities of the OAS and its committees by allowing participants to assume the roles of diplomatic representatives to the OAS.

 


 

 

April 9-13, 2007

WASHINGTON MODEL OF THE THIRTY SIXTH OAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR UNIVERSITIES
36th WMOAS

April 9 – 13, 2007

The WMOAS took place in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Department of External Relations of the OAS and the Inter-American Institute for Diplomacy (ENGLISH ONLY)

Speech for the Inauguration of 36th Washington Model Assembly for Universities by Irene Klinger, Director of the Department of External Relations /OAS, on April 9, 2007

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March 6, 2007

Secretary General José Miguel Insulza welcomes the Mayor of Washington, D.C., Adrian Fenty, to OAS headquarters

Mr. Adrian Fenty, Mayor of Washington, D.C, is a remarkable Model OAS General Assembly (MOAS) alumnus, who participated in the 6th MOAS for high schools held at OAS headquarters in Washington D.C., in 1987, as the head delegate of Mackin Catholic High School, where his delegation represented the country of Grenada.  Later, in December 2004, while he was a Council Member for the District of Columbia’s Ward 4, he was the key-note speaker at the closing ceremony of the 23rd MOAS for high schools, held also at OAS headquarters.  At that time he stated that his “participation in the MOAS prepared him for the negotiations, discussions and public debates that he performed on a regular basis as part of his political functions.” During his latest visit to the OAS on March 7, 2007, Mr. Fenty reiterated his strong belief that the MOAS program is a very valuable tool to teach students about leadership, international relations, politics, and multicultural communication.

Speech delivered by Mr. Adrian Fenty at the TWENTY-THIRD MOAS FOR HIGH SCHOOLS during the Closing ceremony  in Washington, D.C. - December 4, 2004

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