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May 13, 2011 - Versión en Español

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...that the Summits Virtual Community (SVC) provides a virtual meeting space to foster dialogue and debate on key Summits issues? Since its launch in June 2010, tSummits Virtual Communityhe SVC has hosted forums on a range of hemispheric priorities including sustainable development and gender. The most recent forum, held in coordination with the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), attracted participants from 24 member states who actively debated the role of women in a democratic society. SVC members have established over 20 discussion groups to dialogue on implementation and follow-up of Summits mandates.

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Plan of Action, Third Summit of the Americas, Québec 2001: “Recognizing the important role of participation by civil society in the consolidation of democracy and that this participation constitutes one of the vital elements for the success of development policies, noting that men and women have the right to participate, with equality and equity, in the decision-making processes affecting their lives and well-being..."

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