by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Senior government officials have travelled to the Peruvian capital city Lima, for the 52nd Regular Session of the Organisation of American States (OAS) General Assembly.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Llewellyn Douglas and Mrs. Sonia Boddie Thompson, Counsellor and Alternate Representative of the Permanent Mission of St.Kitts and Nevis to the Organisation of American States (OAS) are in the coastal city for the prestigious event.
Dr. Douglas will deliver a presentation sharing the foreign policy agenda for St.Kitts and Nevis and will reaffirm the country’s commitment to fulfil the mandate of the OAS.
Find the strategic objectives of the General Assembly here: OAS 52nd GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2022
During the period October 05 to 07, Douglas and Boddie-Thompson will engage in dialogue with other OAS member delegates on the topics of; human rights, human development, security and strengthening democracy.
The OAS annual General Assembly is being hosted in person for the first time since the COVID-19 Pandemic. The session is being held at the Lima Convention Centre under the theme, “Together against Inequality and Discrimination.”
During the Assembly, the member states will elect a member of the Audit Committee, a member of the Administrative Court, three members of the Inter-American Juridical Committee and two members of the Justice Studies Centre of the Americas. Each OAS member state is allowed to cast one vote, and the decisions of the Assembly are usually adopted by majority votes cast.
The OAS was established in1948 with the signing of the Charter of the OAS in Bogota, Columbia and was fully operationalised in December 1951. The OAS was established to achieve an “order of peace and justice, to promote solidarity, to strengthen collaboration and to defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity and the independence of all 35 member states.