Two Decades of the Summits of the Americas Process: 1994-2014
PROGRESS AND PARTNERSHIP
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SIXTH SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS
| APRIL 14-15, 2012
| CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, COLOMBIA
Sixth Summit central theme,
“Connecting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity", established specific mandates in five areas: physical infrastructure integration, citizen security, poverty and inequality, disaster relief, and access to technology. This Summit will be remembered for the greater opportunities afforded to the participation of the private sector, civil society and social actors; the debate over
the global drug problem and the potential participation of Cuba in future Summits.
- In response to a mandate issued in Cartagena, the OAS prepared a "Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas". The report consisted of two parts: an
analysis of existing drug policies and possible
scenarios and options for the future.
- Launched in 2012, the
Small Business Network of the Americas (SBNA) promotes entrepreneurship, innovation and small business growth in the Western Hemisphere. SBNA seeks to build connections between institutions providing counseling, training, financing and other support services to small and medium businesses.
Outcomes of the Summits of the Americas Process