Did you know...

...that prior to the VII Summit of the Americas scheduled to be held in Panama on April 10-11, 2015, Civil Society and Social Actors1 are offered several options for participation? Designed as part of the effort to maintain active and ongoing collaboration with people throughout the Americas, some of the activities include:

Policy Dialogues

Policy Dialogues

Open forums in which experts present their perspectives and debate on the theme of the VII Summit, “Prosperity with Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas.”

National Consultations

National Consultations

Held in several OAS Member States,2 these consultations offer participants the option to draft recommendations on the document, Mandates for Action.

Virtual Forums

Virtual Consultations

This online space gives participants, who are unable to attend the Policy Dialogue or National Consultations, the opportunity to exchange ideas and offer comments and recommendations on topics related to the Mandate for Action document.

The results of the National Consultations and Virtual Forum are compiled, distributed and presented to the host country for their consideration during the preparatory process of the VII Summit of the Americas.

8-10 April, Panama

Panama City, Panama

Hemispheric Civil Society and Social Actors Forum | Dialogue between the Heads of Delegation, Civil Society and Social Actors: This face to face meeting will allow participants to speak with Ministers and other senior government officials on matters of social, economic and political interest.

More Civil Society and Social Actor information here.

1Social Actors are made up of Indigenous peoples, youth, the private sector, labor unions, women, LGBTI and afro-descendants, among others.
2National Consultations were held in Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, United States and Trinidad and Tobago.