Adam Blackwell

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Adam Blackwell is a Canadian diplomat.[1][2] He serves as the Secretary of Multidimensional Security at the Organization of American States (OAS).[1][2][3][4] He was Ambassador of Canada to the Dominican Republic from 2002[5] to 2005.[1][2]


Blackwell said he and Archbishop Romulo Emiliani were influential in stopping gang violence in Honduras.[6] Also, he said "responses to crime and violence should be long-term actions to address their underlying causes" in a speech "at the opening ceremony of the Organisation of American States/Inter-American Drug Abuse Commission's (CICAD) First Regional Meeting - Caribbean Training and Certification Programme for Drug Prevention and Treatment Personnel."[7]


Blackwell was awarded the Grand Cross with Silver Breast Star of the Order of Merit of Duarte, Sanchez and Mella by the president of the Dominican Republic.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Adam Blackwell". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ambassador Adam Blackwell". Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Adam Blackwell Secretary for Multidimensional Security". Officials. OAS. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Allison, Mike (8 June 2013). "Ganging up on violence in Honduras". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Blackwell, Adam (Career)". Heads of Post List. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Arce, Alberto. "Honduran gangs to announce truce to cut violence". Durango Herald. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  7. ^ Blackman, Theresa (May 24, 2011). "Government Gives ‘Full Backing’ In The Fight Against Illegal Drugs". Barbados Government. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Bruno Picard
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Dominican Republic
Succeeded by
Alvin Curling