Digitalizing books, documents and old photos is a trend that the new world of high-speed technology has imposed in our times. I am an old soul and in some cases, I still prefer to enter the library, hold a book in my hands and feel the strong smell of the old paper print. However, the OAS Peace Fund came up with a comprehensive online resource that spans over two centuries of peace-related initiatives in the Americas aimed at hemispheric integration and the mission of peace.
The website called Virtual Library of Inter-American Peace Initiatives includes historic documents and photographs from the very beginnings of the inter-American system.
Each landmark moment in this regional quest for peace is covered with the pertaining speeches, agreements, treaties, historical photographs, news clippings, among other relevant documents.
This is a unique resource to learn about the prominent role that the Organization of American States and its predecessor institutions have played in promoting regional integration and hemispheric peace. Likewise, this Library aims at informing about the current role of the OAS in conflict prevention, crisis management and civilian peace keeping operations. To learn more about Peace Initiatives in the Americas here.