New Permanent Representative of St Vincent and the Grenadines to the OAS Presents Credentials.
Ambassador Lou-Ann Gilchrist today presented to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, the credentials that accredit her as the Permanent Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the hemispheric institution.
During the ceremony at OAS headquarters in Washington DC, Ambassador Gilchrist highlighted her country´s continued commitment to the OAS and its guiding principles. ”Since St Vincent and the Grenadines became a member of this organization in 1981, only two years after our independence, we have been committed to promoting and strengthening the four main pillars and principles enshrined in the OAS Charter. Accordingly, I must reassure you of my country’s unwavering commitment to integral and sustainable development, democracy and governance, multidimensional security and the protection of human rights,” she said.
In welcoming the new ambassador Secretary General Almagro recognized her broad experience as an educator and leader. “You have a strong background in the field of education and in other areas of the work of the OAS, particularly the Inter-American Council of Integral Development. Having led your country’s education process as Chief Education Officer over the last several years, I am confident that your expertise will be beneficial to some of the innovative programs in this area in which CIDI is working,” affirmed Almagro.