Organization of American States (OAS)
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At the outset of a new century and a new millennium, the challenge is how to turn citizens? high expectations into reality. The Organization of American States (OAS) is playing a central role in working toward many of the goals that are shared by the countries of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Through the Summit of the Americas process, the hemisphere?s heads of state and government have given the OAS important responsibilities and mandates, including:
? Strengthening freedom of speech and thought as a basic human right; ? Promoting greater participation by civil society in decision-making at all levels of government. ? Improving cooperation to address the problem of illegal drugs; and ? Supporting the process to create a Free Trade Area of the Americas.
The OAS also brings together government leaders from member states to focus on education, justice, security and other issues that that touch people?s lives in tangible ways.
- Strategic Action Programme for Binational Basin of the Rio Bermejo
- Sustainable Management of the Water Resources of the La Plata Basin with Respect to the Effects of Climate Variability and Change
- Regional Framework for Sustainable Use of the Rio Bravo
- Development and Implementation of Mechanisms to Disseminate Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Integrated Transboundary Water Resources Management in Latin America and the Caribbean (Deltamerica)
- Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Bermejo River Binational Basin: Phase II
- Integrated Watershed Management of the Pantanal and Upper Paraguay River Basin (GEF Pantanal/Upper Paraguay Project)
- Integrated Water Resources Management of the Sao Francisco River Basin and Its Coastal Zone (GEF São Francisco)
- Integrated Management of Land-Based Activities in the Sao Francisco Basin