Two Decades of the Summits of the Americas Process: 1994-2014
PROGRESS AND PARTNERSHIP
| SERIES 6 OF 8
FOURTH SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS
| NOVEMBER 4-5, 2005
| MAR DEL PLATA, ARGENTINA
Fourth Summit of the Americas concentrated on confronting the major challenges facing the region in employment, poverty and governance and
was based on the theme, ‘Creating Jobs to Fight Poverty and Strengthen Democratic Governance’. The subsequent
Plan of Action of Mar del Plata resulted in 52 mandates.
- Leaders called for the
Americas Competitiveness Forum, an annual event that provides an opportunity for governments, the private sector, academia and international organizations to find solutions to greater economic competitiveness in the region.
- The OAS, in collaboration with the ILO and other international agencies, launched the
Inter-American Labor Administration Network (RIAL). This is in compliance with the mandate to
strengthen the capacity of the
Ministries of Labor in the region through horizontal co-operation and technical assistance.
Outcomes of the Summits of the Americas Process