OAS – 2018 Feasibility Study
“The purpose of the OAS is to strengthen the peace and security of the Western Hemisphere; promote and strengthen democratic governments; prevent and resolve conflict between member states while respecting principles of nonintervention; and prevent aggression against member states.”
The OAS is the oldest international organization of solidarity and cooperation among democratic nations in the world. As the OAS seeks to continue and enhance its mission in the 21st century, constituting the main political, juridicial and social governmental forum for all 35 independent states in the Western Hemisphere, its goal of becoming efficient, effective and more visible will certainly influence the decisions that it makes upon receipt of this 2018 Feasibility Study, authored by CDI/L.R. Kimball.
Currently, the OAS is spread out among several rather unique buildings. Within those buildings – the Main Building, the Administration Building (ADM), the Museo, the Casita, the General Secretariat Building (GSB), and the Pink Palace – the departments and personnel of the OAS, while organized according to professional levels, are spread from floor to floor and personnel are often separated from their departments, resulting in an inefficient way of working. OAS seeks to become much more efficient and streamlined, while acknowledging its storied past and projecting an image worthy of its 21st century mission.
As the OAS seeks to achieve that vision – the effort to place squarely within the 21st century an organization and infrastructure that is the home of the world’s oldest international association, an organization with the ability to influence and to unite scores of national leaders, diplomats and anyone who treasures Pan-American peace and cooperation, through social, economic, and cultural interrelationships for years to come, the Feasibility Study undertaken by CDI/L.R. Kimball offers several fully vetted options to achieve that goal – from selling buildings, renovating buildings and even building buildings, allowing OAS to make informed decisions to guide its future.
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