2017

April 12, 2017

Opportunities with ParlAmericas

ParlAmericas is now hiring a Program Manager - Climate Change and Sustainability (CCS). Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2017. Read the job description.


March 31, 2017

Statement on the situation in Venezuela

ParlAmericas respectfully urges the immediate restoration of the Venezuelan National Assembly and its respective powers, along with the restoration of the political rights of its elected members in their exercise of representative and legislative functions. 

ParlAmericas reiterates its support to the Venezuelan Members of the National Assembly, under the unshakeable conviction that separation of powers is essential to representative democracy and the rule of law.


March 17, 2017

Declaration of Solidarity with Peru

Participants at the 2nd gathering of the Open Parliament Network (OPN) signed a declaration of solidarity with Peru to offer their support and present their condolences for the human losses and damages it had suffered due to the strong rain, floods and landslides that had recently occurred.


March 17, 2017

Elections Results – Open Parliament Network (OPN)

During the 2nd gathering of the OPN, the four vice-presidents of the OPN executive committee were elected:

  • North America: Member of the Chamber of Deputies Marcela González Salas (Mexico) 
  • Central America: Member of the Legislative Assembly Karla Prendas (Costa Rica) 
  • South America: Senator Mauricio Lizcano (Colombia), President of the Senate 
  • Caribbean: Senator Saphire Longmore (Jamaica)

March 3, 2017

President of the Group of Women Parliamentarians greets members of the #MujeresLideresAmerica Committee

                    Member of the National Assembly Gina Godoy (Ecuador), President of the Group of Women Parliamentarians of ParlAmericas, greets the members of the #MujeresLideresAmerica Committee and discusses the challenges and the significance of empowering women in the Americas and the Caribbean, from the perspective of women parliamentarians.

#MujeresLideresAmerica is a project that seeks to document, train and promote the empowerment of women in the 35 member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) in politics, business and society at large, through the use of technology.


February 22, 2017

Election Advisory – Open Parliament Network

During this year’s gathering, we will hold an election for positions on the Executive Committee of the Open Parliament Network as well as the host parliament for the next gathering, taking place in 2018. More


February 16, 2017

The President of ParlAmericas urges respect for the rights of Venezuelan parliamentarians

ParlAmericas, as an independent forum that promotes parliamentary diplomacy in the inter-American system, upholds cooperative political dialogue and good legislative practices.

Senator Marcela Guerra, President of ParlAmericas, in consideration of the recent events which occurred in Venezuela, expressed her solidarity with the legislators who have been affected by restrictions preventing their departure from the country to fulfil their parliamentary duties.

“For the sake of democracy, we call for the respect and reinstatement of their rights.”


January 12, 2017

President Marcela Guerra speaks at the Meeting of Mexican Ambassadors and Consuls

Senator Marcela Guerra (Mexico), President of ParlAmericas, presented at the forum “Mexico’s Priorities on the 2017 Multilateral Agenda,” organized by the Commission on External Relations and International Organizations, during the Meeting of Mexican Ambassadors and Consuls.

During her speech to the Mexican diplomatic corps, she emphasized ParlAmericas’ work as the legislative branch of the Organization of American States (OAS), as well as the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations this past August.


January 11, 2017

Michelle Bachelet to be the keynote speaker at ParlAmericas’ Parliamentary Forum “Gender Equality and the Media”

Her Excellency the President of the Republic, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, will be in attendance for the inauguration of the 3rd Parliamentary Forum on Beijing +20: Gender Equality and the Media, to take place on January 12 and 13 in Santiago, Chile. More