Organization of American States (OAS)

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The Organization of American States (OAS) has 35 member States from Latin American and the Caribbean countries and is the region’s premier forum for multilateral dialogue and concerted action; it ensures and promotes sustainable development throughout the Western Hemisphere. Through its Department of Sustainable Development (DSD), the OAS supports its Members in the design and implementation of policies, programs and projects oriented to integrate environmental priorities with poverty alleviation, and socio-economic development goals. With more than 50 years translating sustainable development and environmental protection goals into concrete actions, DSD supports the execution of multiple country projects in such diverse areas as Integrated Water Management, Energy and Climate Change Mitigation, Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation, Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Management and Environmental Law, Policy and Good Governance. The Department also supports transparency and Public Participation, as practical ingredients of good governance.