GFDD and FUNGLODE Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Promote OAS Lecture Series of the Americas

January 25, 2005

The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundacion Global Democracia y Desarollo (FUNGLODE) signed a memorandum of understanding with the OAS office in Santo Domingo to support and promote the OAS’s Lecture Series of the Americas. The Lecture Series is a newly-created monthly hemispheric conference which stems from a Summit of the Americas mandate. The Lecture Series was established by the Organization’s Permanent Council as part of its activities designed to provide the people of the Americas suitable options for solving the problems that face them.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by Dr. Bertha Santoscoy, representative of the OAS in the Dominican Republic and FUNGLODE Director, Frederic Emam-Zadé.

As part of this agreement, GFDD and FUNGLODE
will promote the Lecture Series by transmitting monthly panel discussions via videoconference and by disseminating relevant information regarding conferences before and after they take place. GFDD and FUNGLODE will also form a panel of Dominican experts to discuss and analyze each conference.