Thursday, March 19, 2015
OAS Elected the Ambassador of Belize as the next Assistant Secretary General of the Hemispheric Institution
The General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) today elected the Permanent Representative of Belize, Ambassador Nestor Mendez, as the next Assistant Secretary General of the hemispheric institution. The election of Ambassador Mendez took place in a vote in which he obtained 24 votes from the member states, compared with 10 received by the Permanent Representative of Guyana, Bayney Karran. The vote took place following the election of the former Foreign Minister of Uruguay, Luis Almagro to the position of Secretary General, which he will assume on May 26, succeeding the current leader of the hemispheric Organization, José Miguel Insulza. Ambassador Mendez will succeed Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin on July 12.