General Assembly

The General Assembly is the supreme organ of the Organization of American States (OAS).

It has as its principal powers:

a) To decide the general action and policy of the Organization;
b) To establish measures for coordinating the activities of the Organization;
c) To strength and coordinate cooperation with the United Nations and its specialized agencies;
d) To promote collaboration with International Organizations;
e) To approve the Program-Budget of the Organization;
f) To consider Reports of meetings; (Article 54 Charter of the OAS)

All Member States of the OAS have the right to be represented at the General Assembly and the right to one vote.
The General Assembly meets in a regular session once per year. The 46th OAS General Assembly was held from 13th-15th June 2016 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where the Santo Domingo Declaration was adopted.