PERMANENT MISSIONS DIRECTORY

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MEMBER STATES OF THE O.A.S.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Lionel Alexander HURST,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office: 3216 New Mexico Ave., N.W., 20016
Telephones: (202) 362-5122, 362-5166 and 362-5211
Telex: 7108221130 TWX    Telefax:   (202) 362-5225
Office Hrs.:   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Closed:Saturday


ARGENTINA - Permanent Mission

Her Excellency Alicia MARTINEZ RIOS,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office: 1816 Corcoran St., N.W., 20009
Telephones: (202) 387-4142, 387-4146 and 387-4170
Telex:   89505      Telefax:   (202) 328-1591
Office Hrs.: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   Closed: Saturdays 


THE BAHAMAS, (Commonwealth of) - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Sir Arlington GRIFFITH BUTLER,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  2220 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., 20008
Telephone:  (202) 319-2660/67     Telefax:  (202) 319-2668
Office Hrs.: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Closed: Saturday


BARBADOS - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Dr. Courtney BLACKMAN,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office: 2144 Wyoming Ave., N.W., 20008
Telephones: (202) 939-9200, 939-9201 and 939-9202
Telex:  64343 BARWASH      Telefax:  (202) 332-7467
Office Hrs:9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    Closed: Saturday


BELIZE - Permanent Mission

His Excellency James SCHOFIELD MURPHY
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office: 2535 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., 20008
Telephones: (202) 332-9636 Telefax: (202) 332-6888
Office Hrs.: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed: Saturdays


BOLIVIA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Carlos CASAP,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office: 1819 H Street, N.W., Suite 410, 20006
Telephones: (202) 785-0218, 785-0219 and 785-0224
Telex:  248672 BOAS      Telefax:  (202) 296-0563
Office Hrs.: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m      Closed: Saturday


BRAZIL - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Itamar FRANCO,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  2600 Virginia Ave., N.W., Suite 412, 20037
Telephones: (202) 333-4224, 333-4225,    Telefax:  (202) 333-6610
Office Hrs.: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.    Closed: Saturday


CANADA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Brian DICKSON, Q.C.,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  501 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., 20001
Telephones:  (202) 682-1768     Telex:  89664
Telefax:  (202) 682-7624
Office Hrs.:  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    Closed: Saturday


CHILE - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Edmundo VARGAS CARREÑO,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office: 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 720, 20036
Telephones: (202) 887-5475, 887-5476 and 887-5477
Telex: 247003 EMCHI Telefax: (202) 775-0713
Office Hrs.: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Closed: Saturday


COLOMBIA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Carlos Holmes TRUJILLO,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  1609 22nd St., N.W., 20008
Telephones:  (202) 332-8003 and 332-8004
Telex:  197395       Telefax:  (202) 234-9781
Office Hrs.:9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Closed: Saturday


COSTA RICA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Fernando HERRERO ,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  2112 "S" St., N.W., Suite 300, 20008
Telephone:  (202) 234-9280, 234-9281
Telex:  3400 CREM        Telefax:  (202) 986-2274
Office Hrs.:  9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.      Closed: Saturday


DOMINICA, (Commonwealth of) - Permanent Mission

Office:  3216 New Mexico Ave., N.W., 20016
Telephone:  (202) 364-6781


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Flavio Dario ESPINAL,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  1715 22nd St., N.W., 20008
Telephones:  (202) 332-9142 and 332-6280
Telefax:  (202) 232-5038
Office Hrs.:  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturday


ECUADOR - Permanent Mission

His Excellency ,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  2535 15th St., N.W., 20009
Telephones:  (202) 234-1494 and 234-1692
Telex:  440129 EQUA UI       Telefax:  (202) 234-3159
Office Hrs.:  9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed: Saturday


EL SALVADOR - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Mauricio GRANILLO,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  1010 16th St, N.W. 4th floor, 20036
Telephone:  (202) 467-0054/467-4290
Telex:  64277 AMBASALV      Telefax:  (202) 467 4261
Office Hrs.:  9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.      Closed: Saturday


GRENADA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Denis ANTOINE,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  1701 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., 20009
Telephone:  (202) 265-2561      Telex:  897029 GRENADA
Telefax:  (202) 265-2468
Office Hrs.:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      Closed: Saturday


GUATEMALA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency José Luis CHEA URRUELA,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  1507 22nd. St., N.W., 20036
Telephone:  (202) 833-4015/4016/4017
Telefax:  (202) 833-4011
Office Hrs.:  9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      Closed: Saturday


GUYANA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Dr. M.A. Odeen ISHMAEL,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  2490 Tracy Place, N.W., 20008
Telephones:  (202) 265-6900 and 265-6901
Telefax:  (202) 232-1297
Office Hrs.:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.       Closed: Saturday


HAITI - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Jean CASIMIR,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  2311 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., 20008
Telephones:  (202) 332-4090 to 332-4096
Telefax:  (202) 745-7215
Office Hrs.:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.       Closed: Saturday


HONDURAS - Permanent Mission

Her Excellency Lic. Marlene VILLELA de TALBOTT,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Suite 403, 20016
Telephones:  (202) 362-9656 and 362-9657
Telex:  140193 HOOEA        Telefax:  (202) 537-7170
Office Hrs.:  9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.        Closed: Saturday


JAMAICA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Dr. Richard BERNAL,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:   1520 New Hampshire Ave., N.W. 20036
Telephone:  (202) 986-0123, 986-0121, 452-0660
Telex:  64352 EMJAMUW       Telefax:  (202) 452-0081
Office Hrs.:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.         Closed: Saturday


MEXICO - Permanent Mission

Her Excellency Carmen MORENO DE DEL CUETO,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  2440 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., 20008
Telephones:  (202) 332-3663, 332-3664 and 332-3984
Telex:  248535 MIMX UR  
Telefax:(202) 332-9498 /(202) 234-0602
Office Hrs.:9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturday


NICARAGUA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Felipe RODRIGUEZ CHAVEZ,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  1627 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., 20009
Telephones:  (202) 332-1643 and 332-1644
Telex:  283051 EMBANIC UR       Telefax:  (202) 745-0710
Office Hrs.: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturday


PANAMA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Lic. Lawrence CHEWNING FABREGA,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  2201 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Suite 240, 20007
Telephones:(202) 965-4826 and 965-4819 
Telefax:(202) 965-4836
Office Hrs.:  9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Closed: Saturday

PARAGUAY - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Carlos MONTANARO,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  1010 16th Street, N.W., 7th Floor, 20036
Telephones:  (202) 244-3003 and 244-3004
Telefax:  (202) 244-3005
Office Hrs.:  9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      Closed: Saturday


PERU - Permanent Mission

Her Excellency Beatriz M. RAMACCIOTTI,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  2201 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Suite 220, 20007
Telephones:  (202) 232-2281, 232-2282 and 232-1973
Telefax:  (202) 337-6866
Office Hrs.:  9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.      Closed: Saturday


ST. KITTS AND NEVIS - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Osbert LIBURD,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  3216 New Mexico Ave., N.W., 20016
Telephones:  (202) 686-263     Telefax:  (202) 686-5740
Office Hrs.:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      Closed: Saturday


SAINT LUCIA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Dr. Joseph Edsel EDMUNDS,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  3216 New Mexico Avenue, N.W., 20016
Telephones:  (202) 364-6792/5      Telefax:  (202) 364-6723
Office Hrs.:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.     Closed: Saturday


SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Kingsley C.A. LAYNE,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  3216 New Mexico Avenue, N.W., 20016
Telephone:  (202) 364-6730     Telefax:  (202) 462-7807
Office Hrs.:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.     Closed: Saturday


SURINAME - Permanent Mission

His Excellency,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  4301 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 108, 20008
Telephones:  (202) 244-7488 and 244-7590/91/92
Telex:  6491089 AMBAS UR      Telefax:  (202) 244-5878
Office Hrs.:9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturday


TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Permanent Mission

Her Excellency Corinne McKNIGHT,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  1708 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., 20036
Telephone:  (202) 467-6490      Telefax:  (202) 785-3130
Office Hrs.:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      Closed: Saturday 


UNITED STATES - Permanent Mission

Her Excellency Harriet C. BABBITT,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  ARA/USOAS, Bureau of Inter American Affairs, 
Department of State, Room 6494, 20520 6258
Telephones:See individual listings   Telefax:(202) 647-0911
Office Hrs.:  8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      Closed:  Saturday


URUGUAY - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Antonio MERCADER,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  2801 New Mexico Ave., N.W., Suite 1210, 20007
Telephones:  (202) 333-0588 and 333-0687
Telex:  440221 URUOEA       Telefax:  (202) 337-3758
Office Hrs.:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.     Closed: Saturday


VENEZUELA - Permanent Mission

His Excellency Francisco PAPARONI,
Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Office:  1099 30th St., N.W., 2nd floor, 20007
Telephones:  (202) 342-5837 and 342-5841
Telex:  248397 VOAS UR        Telefax:  (202) 625-5657
Office Hrs.:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.      Closed: Saturday


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PERMANENT OBSERVERS TO
THE O.A.S.

BACKGROUND:

At its First Regular Meeting in April 1971 the OAS General Assembly recognized the interest of some states that were not members of the Organization in following its activities and attending its meetings and decided to establish the status of Permanent Observer [AG/RES. 50 (I-O/71)].
This status is unique to the OAS and provides a way for non-Member States to keep up with OAS activities and provide cooperation for its development programs. The Permanent Council was given the responsibility of determining the criteria for Permanent Observer status and implementing it. It accomplished this by approving, in January 1972, the procedures for granting Permanent Observer status contained in resolution [CP/RES. 52 (61/72)]. The 1972 procedures later were revised in June 1984 [CP/RES. 407 (573/84)].

To date, 42 states and one international organization have been granted the status of Permanent Observer to the OAS. Three --Canada, Belize, and Guyana-- subsequently became Member States of the Organization. Currently, 39 states and the European Union have Permanent Observer status at the OAS. In accordance with the respective Rules of Procedure, Permanent Observers may attend the public meetings of the General Assembly and the Permanent Council and of their principal committees and, when invited by the corresponding presiding officer, the closed meetings of those bodies. They may also speak at meetings provided that the corresponding presiding officer so decides. Permanent Observers also receive the documents and publications of the Organization and are invited to attend specialized conferences and other meetings convoked by the OAS.

The Permanent Observers provide cooperation, in the form of training opportunities, expert services, equipment and cash contributions, for various OAS programs. In 1995 that cooperation, valued at US$ 4.65 million was received from Belgium, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia and Spain, as well as from Norway and Sweden, non-Permanent Observer countries.

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