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  • 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)

    On April 4, 2014, more than 50 representatives from 20 countries in the Americas took part in the First Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Permanent Mission and the OAS ...

  • Ambassador Carmen Lomellin, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) addresses the Permanent Council on the situation in Venezuela, March 21, 2014. (OAS Photo)

    Ambassador Lomellin (Mar. 21, 2014): "The OAS should have nothing to hide and nothing to fear from engaging in open discussion about one of the most important crises currently facing our region … We should welcome the words of all relevant voices ..."

  • Ambassador Carmen Lomellin, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States addresses the conference: "Cooperatives in the Americas: Driving Economic Growth with Equity and Inclusion", March 20, 2014. (OAS Photo)

    On March 20, 2014, Ambassador Lomellin addressed the conference "Cooperatives in the Americas: Driving Economic Growth with Equity and Inclusion", an event sponsored by the OAS Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI).

  • 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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