The Organization of American States (OAS) is comprised of all 35 independent states of the Americas, and is the main political, juridical and social governmental forum in the hemisphere. WYA is a registered civil society organization with the OAS, and participates at the annual OAS General Assembly meetings and regional summits. WYA’s involvement is critical since the OAS plays an important role in carrying out the mandates established by the hemisphere’s leaders throughout the Americas.
WYA monitors the OAS General Assembly, which convenes once a year in regular sessions. The General Assembly sets forth resolutions and declarations, in addition to approving the OAS budget. In the past, WYA has been selected by the Department for International Affairs of the OAS to send members to represent Latin American youth at private consultations with the Secretary General of the OAS.
Member opportunities to participate at the OAS: Contact the Latin America regional office to find out how you can participate.