Peru proposes urgent political, administrative changes in the OAS

Peru’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Maria Sanchez reaffirmed the country’s willingness to support the implementation of a new strategic vision for the Organization of American States (OAS).


Within this framework, Sanchez expressed the need to make changes in the political and administrative sphere in order to yield positive results in the region in terms of democracy, human rights, security and comprehensive development.


“OAS needs us to reinforce significant aspects of our social coexistence such as democracy, greater respect for human rights, more tolerance, more security, more social inclusion,” she said during her speech at the 45th OAS General Assembly held in Washington, D.C.


“Present and Future of the OAS” is the theme for the June 15-16 event.


Sanchez noted the economic and investment achievements of Peru, which consolidate growth and modernization of productive capacity and employment, despite the slowdown recorded in the last years.


She emphasized Peru’s willingness to continue promoting cooperation and opening of markets in order to export products. 


She also reiterated the government’s support to the future OAS Human Rights Convention for Older Persons, whose negotiations concluded a few weeks ago and that has become the new agreement on human rights for this important sector of people.


“It promotes social inclusion for older persons in the Americas,” the Chancellor affirmed.


The government official thinks it is necessary that OAS constituent bodies have a coherent vision of the fight against terrorism concerning the procedures the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) continues to admit against Peru on this matter.


She went on to add how important it is to have this body composed of outstanding jurists.


The country is expected to organize important events, which will address public safety in America in order to seek greater hemispheric cooperation in the fight against such crime.


She spoke about the importance of hosting the Fifth Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas –to be held in Arequipa–whose objective is to promote coordination among countries in the fight against organized crime and better information platforms against that crime.


On the other hand, the ordinary session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) will be held in Trujillo, which will showcase results of the eradication and productive reconvention process.