The Embassy of St. Lucia in the United States in addition to its bilateral responsibilities, also has a major multilateral role, representing St. Lucia's interests at the Organization of American States (OAS). The Ambassador also serves as St. Lucia's Permanent Representative to the OAS.
The Organization of American States (OAS) is the primary political multilateral forum in the hemisphere with the main objectives of maintaining peace and stability, preserving and consolidating democracy, protecting human rights, and promoting economic and social development. St. Lucia has been a member of the OAS since May 22, 1979.
Saint Lucia and the Organization of American States (OAS)
Presentation of credentials to the OAS
The General Assembly is the most important instrument within the Organization as it convenes ministers of government throughout the Western hemisphere on an annual basis. The theme for the 4th General Assembly was "Strengthening Dialogue and Concerted Action for Prosperity". More information here.
47th OAS General Assembly in Cancun, Mexico
First Plenary of the 47th General Assembly of the OAS
Ambassador Anton Edmunds presents letters of credence to Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro.