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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Organization of American States, OAS(noun)

    an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation

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  1. Organization of American States

    The Organization of American States, or the OAS, is a continental organization founded on 30 April 1948 for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among its member states. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, the OAS's members are the 35 independent states of the Americas. Since 26 May 2005, the Secretary General of OAS has been José Miguel Insulza.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. House Speaker John Boehner:

    I hope that President Obama, if and when he has a conversation with the Cuban dictator during the Organization of American States summit, will take the opportunity to condemn this violence in the strongest possible terms and reaffirm that the United States should and must always stand on the side of human rights and democracy against Communist tyranny.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    “The United Nations and the Organization of American States have named 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. This is an opportunity for all of us around the globe to celebrate the diversity of our societies and to honor the contributions that our fellow citizens of African descent make every day to the economic, social and political fabrics of our communities.”

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