Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How Does The Largest Organization In The Western Hemisphere Develop Positive Quality Of Life Ideas?



“The Summit Of The Americas”

Every few years policy makers around the hemisphere look towards the Summit of the Americas for new directions in standards of governance.

The Summit brings together 34 democratically elected leaders to analyze and discuss the problems and challenges that face our people in order to =jointly seek solutions and improve the quality of life of citizens.

The Summit of the Americas is committed to hemisphere integration and historical and collective responsibility for improving the economic well-being and secularity of our people.

Since 1884, four Summits and two special summits of the Americas have been held. They are as follows:

First Summit: Miami Florida, USA December 9-11, 1994

Special Summit on Sustainable Development: Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Bolivia December 7-8, 1996

Second Summit: Santiago Chile, Apr 18-19, 1998

Third Summit: Quebec City, Canada April 20-22, 2001

Special Summit: Monterrey, Mexico January 12-13, 2004

Forth Summit: Mar del Plata, Argentina, November 4-5, 2005

Which countries are included in the Americas?

Antigua & Bermuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El. Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, St. Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela.

What is the theme of the Fifth Summit?

“Securing Our Citizens’ future by promoting human prosperity energy security and environmental sustainability”

How are decisions made at the summit?

By consensus of the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG)

Who makes up the SIRG?

National coordinators assigned by the government of the 34 members of the Organization of the American States OAS. Its job is to follow up and implement the mandates decided on the Summits.

For more summit information go here: 5th Summit of The Americas

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As always thank you and be well.

Tony