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Active ImageEAFIT (Colombia) students successfully performed the role of the United States during the XXIV edition of the Model OAS General Assembly (MOAS), a simulation of the proceedings of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, where through role-playing, participating students represent the OAS member countries.

 

The XXIV edition of the Model OAS General Assembly (MOAS) was held during October 22nd to 26th for the first time in in the city of Barranquilla.

The Model OAS General Assembly Program (MOAS) is a simulation of the proceedings of the General Assembly of the OAS, where through role-playing, participating students represent the OAS member countries. The simulation is supported by the Direction of External Relations who expects to come across with innovative proposals that could be applied on the real organization in order to solve problems of the hemisphere. Also, this activity offers the participants an opportunity to develop negotiation skills and to familiarize them with the diplomatic protocol used in this kind of international organizations.

The results achieved during this event are consigned on the Barranquilla ’s Declaration, where all the diplomatic delegations ratified their compromise with fighting the women and children trait. In addition, some other sensitive points were debated along the exercise such as corruption, extreme poverty, commercial agreements security and governance of the region.

It is important to highlight the performance of the EAFIT students who, on their first participation in the event, took on the challenge of impersonating the role of the United States, role that they successfully executed, not only because of their impeccable preparation in the subject, but also because of their extent grounding in negotiation skills, diplomacy and cultural understanding.

For more information please consult the following webpage, http://www.oas.org/en/asg/moas/default.asp.

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