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  • Ambassador Lomellin, U.S. Permanent Representative to the OAS, (center) alongside fellow delegates at the World Urban Forum (WUF7) in Medellin, Colombia, April 11, 2014. (State Dept. Photo)

    Ambassador Lomellin (April 11, 2014): "Women are agents of change and have the creativity and energy to contribute greatly to finding solutions to all the challenges facing our countries today and in the future."

  • Ambassador Carmen Lomellin, U.S. Permanent Representative to the OAS, addresses the policy forum at the World Urban Forum (WUF7) in Medellin, Colombia, April 10, 2014. (State Dept. Photo)

    On April 10th, the United States and OAS hosted a policy forum “Clean Energy and Transport Solutions in an Urban Hemisphere: Lessons from the Americas” at the 7th World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia.

  • The First Exchange consisted of visits to centers of advanced technology and innovation in urban and rural areas of the states of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, as successful examples of investments and public-private partnerships, including research and development centers in the medical, agro industrial, manufacturing and automotive industries.(OAS Photo)

    Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative Gumbiner (April 3, 2014): "Innovation generates economic growth and social well-being, and creates a more prosperous, democratic, secure world that we all benefit from."

  • Ambassador Carmen Lomellin, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) addresses the Permanent Council in a Special Session Regarding the Situation in Venezuela, March 6, 2014. (OAS Photo)

    Ambassador Lomellin (Mar. 6, 2014): "...it is essential for this Council and this Organization to stand up for principles that have guided this hemisphere for many decades...enshrined in the Charter of the OAS and the Inter-American Democratic Charter."

  • Partnerships for Financial Inclusion: A Catalyst for Inclusive Growth. (OAS Graphic)

    On April 29-30, the OAS will host a Financial Inclusion forum in partnership with the State Department, the Cities Financial Empowerment Fund and the City of New York bringing together key stakeholders from throughout the region.

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