Organization of American States

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Organization of American States

Commonly called the OAS. An international organization consisting of all independent states in North and South America (though not all members are active). It was established in 1948 to oppose the spread of communism. The OAS promotes democracy, economic cooperation and free trade. It also provides a forum for addressing grievances among members. It is based in Washington, D.C.
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Last year, the OAS raised PS2,500 for the National Institute for Conductive Education (NICE) based in Moseley, which helps children and adults with neurological movement disorders.
"Beginning on May 26, as secretary general of the OAS, my efforts will be focused on making the organization a useful tool in the interests of all the peoples of the Americas, wherever they are from," Almagro said.
"I'm not a believer in the Big Bang theory, that I'll arrive at the OAS on May 26 and change everything.
OAS is most likely to be used in the valuation of mortgage-backed securities.
OAS App, a newly released software applications developed by Australian-based SAF Services, makes it possible to monitor all of these opportunities using a simple user interface, finding new opportunities as well as highlighting the best approach to maximise your return.
Congress assert that the OAS, as it currently operates, advances
that the OAS remains an important forum for advancing U.S.
This enables users who have already purchased applications to receive support when they change their status or cannot reach the original OAS, temporarily or permanently [1].
When U requests their registration to [OAS.sub.1], OAS: establishes a secure channel with U.
"The OAS is the Western Hemisphere's premier multilateral institution, and yet its effectiveness has declined in recent years," Menendez said in a prepared statement after the bill's passage.
Not Cuba, which was suspended from the OAS in 1962 following Fidel Castro's rise to power.