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February 9, 2012
ParlAmericas and the Organization of American States Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding

ParlAmericas (formerly known as FIPA – Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas) and the Organization of American States today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a framework to enhance cooperation and interaction in areas of common concern, in particular, democracy, legal systems, and the rule of law.

ParlAmericas President Randy Hoback and OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza signed the MOU. View the event’s photo gallery here.

The MOU identifies areas of cooperation between the two institutions relating to databases, ParlAmericas’ role as a legislative forum to the OAS, parliamentary exchanges in the context of existing processes, women’s rights and gender issues, and sub-regional communications hubs.