The Summits of the Americas brings together the Heads of State and Government of the 34 Member States of the Hemisphere to discuss and take action on political, economic and social aspects that are of particular interest to the region. The main overarching objective is to attend to the needs of the 800 million citizens of the Americas.
At the Summits of the Americas a range of themes of relevance to the Inter-American agenda are discussed. The mandates that emanate from the Summits define the guidelines for collective action in the region in this context.
The First Summit of the Americas held in Miami initiated a hemispheric process of cooperation and integration that remains active today.
To date, five Summits of the Americas have been held:
In addition, there have been two special Summits:
V SUMMIT, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2009
IV SUMMIT, Mar del Plata, Argentina 2005
SPECIAL SUMMIT, Monterrey, Mexico 2004
III SUMMIT, Quebec City, Canada 2001
II SUMMIT, Santiago, Chile 1998
SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Santa Cruz, Bolivia 1996
I SUMMIT, Miami, USA 1994