The Secretary General for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Sérgio França Danese, will head the Brazilian delegation to the 45th Regular Ression of the Organization of American States (OAS) General Assembly, on June 15-16, in Washington. The theme of the session will be “The Present and Future of the Organization of American States”.
The 45th session will continue the process of reflection on the institutional role and relevance of the OAS in promoting its four “pillars”: democracy, human rights, full development and multidimensional security.
Brazil is actively engaged in this process, the aim of which is to transform the OAS into a more efficient and effective organization, which meets the expectations and serves the interests of all countries in the region.
The meeting on June 15-16 will be the first under new OAS Secretary General , Luis Almagro, whose candidature was supported by Brazil since its lauching. Brazil is fully confident that the OAS Secretary General, along with all the member states, will be able to lead the process of modernizing the organization.
In a message to the Federal Senate, President Dilma Rousseff nominated Ambassador José Luiz Machado e Costa for the position of Permanent Representative of Brazil to the OAS. The nomination is being considered by the Foreign Relations Committee of the Senate, with report of Senator José Agripino Maia on the statement having been read at the last deliberative session of the Committee, on June 11.