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|Fifth Summit of the Americas Bulletin 1|
Civil Society at the Fifth Summit of the Americas
March 27, 2009
The Fifth Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago is less than a month away and FOCAL and its partners are working to keep civil society involved and engaged in this important event of the inter-American system.
The Summits of the Americas is the only forum in which all of the democratically-elected Heads of State of in the Americas gather to discuss common social, economic and political concerns and set an agenda for action across the hemisphere. FOCAL promotes civil society participation in setting the agenda of this meeting and in the important follow-up that can make a difference in the lives of all citizens in the Americas.
We look forward to working with civil society in Canada and elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere to encourage participation and engagement in the inter-American system.
Civil Society Forum at the Fifth Summit of the Americas
Democratic Governance in the Americas: Canada’s National Alliance for the Implementation of Summit Mandates
The first two meetings will be hosted by:
Contact Racquel Smith at 613-562-0005 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 613-562-0005 end_of_the_skype_highlighting ext. 227 or by email rsmith [at] focal.ca for more information about these and future events.
Hemispheric Think Tank Working Group 2009 Summit of the Americas
Publications—Hemispheric Think Tank Working Group Papers Now Online
Private Sector Participation in Inter-American Summitry: From Inputs to Outputs
Now More than Ever: The Case for a New Integration Strategy for the Americas
Human Prosperity Faces New Challenges
Reproductive Health as an Essential Component of Human Prosperity
Energy for the Hemisphere: Reflections on the Energy Aspects of the Draft Declaration of Commitment Fifth Summit of the Americas
Quinto Cumbre de las Américas: Asegurar el futuro de nuestros ciudadanos promoviendo la prosperidad humana (Spanish)
Expanding Skills in the Hemisphere: A Proposal for a Partnership for Secondary Education
Enhancing the Voice of the Caribbean in The Summit Process
Fifth Summit Needs a Big Idea to Stay Relevant
More Growth with More Income Equality in the Americas: Can Regional Cooperation Help?
Tema Seguridad (Spanish)
Environmental Sustainability in the Caribbean
FOCAL’s Fifth Summit Follow-Up Project
Active Democracy: Citizen Network for the Implementation of Summit Mandates
Active Democracy: Citizen Network for the Implementation of Summit Mandates / Democracia Activa: red ciudadana por el cumplimiento gubernamental de las cumbres