Conectas has been registered at the OAS (Organization of American States) which means the organization now has access to strategic arenas where important debates are held on human rights in American countries. The registration was announced in April by the American organ.
From now on Conectas will be able to take Brazilian civil society´s position to the meetings of the Permanent Council and the Inter-American Council for Integral Development and will be able to contribute to resolutions that influence regional human rights policies during the organ’s General Assembly.
The OAS was founded in 1948 and was created to achieve in its member states “an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, strengthen their collaboration and defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity and their independence”. The OAS is currently made up of 35 independent American states. In addition, the Organization has granted the status of permanent observer to 70 states and the European Union (EU). The OAS is underpinned by the principal pillars of democracy, human rights, security and development in achieving its most important objectives.