Eduardo Kohn, B’nai B’rith International Director of Latin America Affairs, reporting from Panama.
The working groups portion of the Social Forum took place on Thursday to create documents to be discussed on Friday with Heads of States. There were six groups: Education, Health, Environment and Energy, Migration and Security, Citizen Participation, Governance and Democracy. B'nai B'rith leadership attended Governance and Democracy.
I participated fully in the construction of the document of the Governance working group, stressing that OAS cannot accept a state which has not subscribed the Democratic Charter. Additionally, when human rights are violated by a member government, the OAS should suspend that state.
Eduardo Kohn, Ph.D has been the B’nai B’rith executive vice president in Uruguay since 1981 and the B’nai B’rith International director of Latin American affairs since 1984. Before joining B'nai B'rith, he worked for the Israeli embassy in Uruguay, the Israel-Uruguay Chamber of Commerce and Hebrew College in Montevideo. He is a published author of “Zionism, 100 years of Theodor Herzl,” and writes op-eds for publications throughout Latin America. He graduated from the State University of Uruguay with a doctorate in diplomacy and international affairs. To view some of his additional content,Click Here.
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