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Presentation of Credentials to OAS Secretary General

The new Permanent Representative of Barbados to the Organization of American States (OAS), Selvin Hart, presented his credentials to the Secretary of the intitution, Luis Almagro, at the headquarters of the hemispheric organization in Washington DC on November 21.

During the ceremony, Ambassador Hart reaffirmed his country's commitment to the Organization, saying "we see the OAS as the premier multilateral organization of the Americas, working to maintain peace and security, protect human rights, promote and consolidate democracy, and advance cooperation for integral development."

Ambassador Hart's new assignment comes after serving as Director of the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team, and it's continues his twenty-five career in the Foreign Service of Barbados.

Secretary General Almagro, in welcoming the Barbadian diplomat, said that Ambassador Hart's experience would be of great value to the Organization. "We are confident that your leadership on enviromental and development issues, among others, will be invaluable in helping to chart a more focused role for the OAS on this and other pillars of the organization," Almagro said.

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