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Foros: Camino a Cartagena

Sixth Summit Mandates
Physical Integration Integration of Physical Infrastructure in the Americas
Poverty & Inequity Poverty, Inequality, and Inequity
Natural Disasters Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
Access to Technology Access to and use of Information and Communication Technologies
Security Citizen Security and Transnational Organized Crime

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In preparation for the Sixth Summit of the Americas, held in Cartagena, Colombia on April 14-15, 2012, a series of activities revolving around the central theme “Connecting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity", were held for civil society and social actor participation and contribution. The five thematic areas: Poverty, Inequality, and Inequity, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Access to and use of Information and Communication Technologies, Citizen Security and Transnational Organized Crime, and Integration of Physical Infrastructure in the Americas formed the basis of these activities. They were designed to include both virtual and face-to-face components thus providing opportunities to effectively channel recommendations to the discussion and negotiation of Summit mandates.
The forms of participation are outlined below.
Sixth Summit of the Americas
Information Bulletin
Pre-Summit Forums with Social Actors
April 10-13, 2012, Cartagena, Colombia
Date Forum
10-12 Third Young Americas Forum | Agenda | Declaration | Recommendations EN | ES
11-12 IV Summit of Indigenous Leaders | ONIC Website | Declaration EN | ES
11-12 Forum with Civil Society Organizations | Recommendations EN | ES
12 Workers Forum | Agenda | Declaration EN | ES
13 Government and Social Actor Dialogue EN | ES | FR | PT
Agenda EN | ES | FR | PT | Recommendations EN | ES
Summit Talk Virtual Consultations: Summit Talk
Summit Talk, a series of online consultations and each consultation lasted approximately 3-4 weeks to facilitate broad participation and was moderated by experts. A report of these consultations is available online and was also transmitted to the Member States. Click here for more.
Policy Roundtable: The Road to Cartagena
Policy Roundtables: The Road to Cartagena
An open forum/roundtable in which experts presented their perspectives on the Sixth Summit themes and discussed these themes with Member States and the general public.
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Activities with civil society organizations and other social actors in the General Assembly
Consultation / Recommendation Sessions
Meetings in Washington, DC, of social actor representatives to propose, debate and compile concrete recommendations on the specific Summit themes. Recommendations were presented directly to Member States to inform their negotiations of Summit commitments.
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