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Pan American Union

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[flag of the Pan American Union]
image by Ben Cahoon and Zachary Harden, 10 October 2023

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"The pursuit of regional solidarity and cooperation again came to the forefront from October 1889 to April 1890, at the First International Conference of American States. Gathered together in Washington, D.C., 18 nations resolved to found the "International Union of American Republics for the prompt collection and distribution of commercial information" (shortened to International Union of American Republics), served by a permanent secretariat called the Commercial Bureau of the American Republics (renamed the International Commercial Bureau at the Second International Conference in 1901–1902). These two bodies, in existence as of 14 April 1890, represent the point of inception to which the Organization of American States (OAS) and its General Secretariat trace their origins. At the fourth International Conference of American States (Buenos Aires, 1910), the name of the organization was changed to the Union of American Republics and the Bureau became the Pan American Union." Sources: , and
Esteban Rivera, 6 July 2023


The flag is said to be in use from August 11, 1910 (although this source mentions since 1907 instead: ) until 1948 when it was replaced effectively by OAS.
Esteban Rivera, 6 July 2023