The 44th OAS General Assembly closed with the adoption of the Declaration of Asuncion “Development with social inclusion”

June 6, 2014

The Member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) pledged to undertake "the necessary efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty, especially extreme poverty; combat inequity, inequality, discrimination and social exclusion; and increase equitable access to health services as well as to quality and inclusive education" in the Americas during the meetings that took place in Asuncion, Paraguay in the framework of the 44th General Assembly of the
Organization of American States.

The "Declaration of Asuncion: Development with social inclusion" calls on governments to "strengthen the capacity of the countries to withstand the external shocks, so that the progress made in the region in terms of eradicating hunger and poverty, especially extreme poverty, is sustainable".

The approved document reinforces the importance of having social inclusion, equality of
opportunity, equity and social justice so that democracy prevails in our region.

The final Declaration of the General Assembly also encourages the General Secretariat of the OAS to incorporate the results of the agenda post-2015, as appropriate, together with its programs, projects and activities.

The General Assembly adopted by acclamation a "declaration on the question of the Malvinas Islands", a proposal from Argentina, that
reiterates the need for the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to resume, as soon as possible, the negotiations on the sovereignty dispute, in order to find a peaceful solution to this protracted controversy. The resolution points out that it will continue to "examine the question of the Malvinas Islands at its subsequent sessions of the General Assembly until a definitive settlement has been reached".

The next General Assembly of the OAS was announced for June 7 to 9, 2015, selecting Haiti as its host country. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean country, Duly Brutus, conveyed his pleasure for the selection of his country as the host of this great regional meeting in 2015 and reiterated his country”s interest to continue to participate and support the strengthening of the OAS.

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