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  • Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken led the U.S. delegation to the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Western Hemisphere’s premier multilateral organization, meeting in Washington, D.C. on June 15-16, 2015. (State Dept. Photo)

    Dep. Sec. Blinken (June 15, 2015): "We look forward to working together … to realize the inaugural promise of the OAS so that it can reemerge as a strong, credible engine of political, economic, and social progress for all the people of the Americas."

  • Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken delivered remarks at a reception held on the occasion of the 45th Session of the General Assembly of The Organization of American States, hosted at the Department of State, June 15, 2015. The Deputy Secretary offered a toast in honor of OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro Lemes (pictured here).  (OAS Photo)

    Deputy Secretary of State Blinken (June 15, 2015): " The United States stands with the Secretary General and all of you in your work to revitalize the OAS and uphold our collective commitment to the principles of democracy and human rights ..."

  • OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro Lemes (at the podium) was welcomed to the State Department by Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken at a reception in the Benjamin Franklin room on the occasion of the 45th Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, June 15, 2015. On the dais (l - r) are Deputy Secretary Blinken, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, and Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Interim U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States. (OAS Photo)

    DipNote Blog: "A Strong OAS Integral to the Future of the Americas - The OAS must adapt to these modern times and to the contemporary challenges we face ..."

  • Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will lead the U.S. delegation to the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Western Hemisphere’s premier multilateral organization. The meeting will take place in Washington, D.C. June 15-16 at OAS headquarters under the theme - "Present and Future of the OAS." (OAS Graphic)

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken to lead the U.S. delegation to the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), meeting at OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C. June 15-16, 2015.

  • Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken addresses the Organization of American States (OAS) Special General Assembly in Washington, D.C. for election of a new OAS Secretary General and Assistant Secretary General, March 18, 2015. (OAS Photo)

    Deputy Secretary of State Blinken (Mar. 18, 2015): "Today’s election marks a very meaningful step forward in this journey to strengthen the OAS and fully realize its promise for all of our hemisphere’s citizens."

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