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1 Model of the Permanent Council for OAS Interns - MOAS/PC Nelly Robinson, MOAS Program Coordinator Department of International Affairs Secretariat for External Relations

2 The purpose of the MOAS is to promote democratic values among the youth of the hemisphere and to familiarize them with the work, mission and role of the OAS as the premier political forum in the Hemisphere, as well as with its Member States. The MOAS/PC is a simulation of the Permanent Council, for OAS Interns. Model of the Permanent Council for OAS Interns - MOAS/PC

3 PURPOSE OF THE MODEL The MOAS/PC was customized for the OAS interns, to complement the experience gained through their work in the various areas of the OAS, so that they may have an integral view of the mission, functions and role of the Organization.

4 OBJECTIVES OF THE MODEL  Promote democratic values among the youth.  Generate an understanding of the mission, role, structure and functions of the OAS.  Analyze the major political, economic, social and security issues in the Americas.  Highlight the relevance of diplomacy as a problem solving instrument.  Train dedicated leaders.

5 WHAT’S EXPECTED FROM PARTICIPANTS IN THE MOAS/PC  Learn and defend the position of your assigned country.  Work as a team to produce a resolution.  During the MOAS: (1) Discuss the approach/es that may be included in the resolution; (2) Negotiate with other countries; (3) Draft the resolution (Working groups may be form); (4) Present and debate that resolution; and, (5) vote on the resolution.  Have a positive attitude throughout the process and contact the MOAS Coordination Team to voice any concerns or difficulties encountered.

6  Attend the first Orientation Session.  Read all the material: Timetable, Annotated Agenda, countries’ positions, Modus Operandi. Check the MOAS/PC web page.  AT ALL TIMES: Follow the Timetable provided by the DIA/MOAS.  Together with your country teammate(s): a.Research the position of your assigned country on your topic; b.Contact the Mission of your country to the OAS to find/verify information on its policies regarding the topic; c.Write a paper detailing this position (this will be handy later to write your country General Statement). d.present your country “General Statement” during the First Plenary Session HOW DO YOU GET THERE?

7 HOW DO YOU GET THERE? (Continued)  Attend, or follow by webcast, AT LEAST TWO sessions of the Permanent Council.  Think about what perspective to give to the resolution, and make your proposals during the MOAS/PC..  Learn to write a resolution.  Negotiate with the other members of your WG the terms of the resolution.  Read the Order of Business before the MOAS/PC to be aware of the activities on the day of the MOAS.

8 Timetable for your preparation for the MOAS/PC (See customized timetable for each MOAS according to Internship session to be provided by DAI) Model of the Permanent Council for OAS Interns - MOAS/PC

9 For further information about the MOAS/PC, please visit our Web Site: www.moas.oas.org www.moas.oas.org Department of International Affairs Nelly Robinson MOAS Program Coordinator Luis J. Consuegra MOAS Specialist Phone: (202) 458-3087 E-mail: moas@oas.org Department of Human Resources Natalia Franco Internship Coordinator Phone: (202) 458-3653 E-mail: nfranco@oas.org


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