Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 14, 2010


On Wednesday, December 15, 2010, the Organization of American States (OAS) will host a Policy Roundtable to celebrate Human Rights Day.

The event will feature María Otero, United States Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, to be joined by panelists Juan Mendez, Former President of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), and Santiago Cantón, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

Launched in January 2007, the OAS Policy Roundtable program seeks to enrich the discussion of the hemispheric agenda by bringing together policy analysts and the diplomatic community to discuss the key issues affecting the region.

The forum will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. EST in the Hall of the Americas at OAS headquarters, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at www.oas.org.



PRN: 2010/1818