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INTRODUCTION

The Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) coordinates the support of thirteen Inter-American and international institutions to the Summits process. These institutions provide technical guidance to countries in the identification and negotiation of issues addressed in the Summits process. The JSWG also plans and carries out projects and initiatives to implement Summit commitments and supports inter-American ministerial meetings and their linkages to the Summits process. Additionally, the group participates in Summit policy dialogues to exchange ideas regarding policy approaches for the Summits process. The OAS Summits of the Americas Secretariat serves as Chair of the JSWG.

 
BACKGROUND
 

During the Third Summit of the Americas, held in Quebec City, Canada, in 2001, the partner institutions of the Summit Process the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and the World Bank), coordinated by the Organization of American States (OAS), presented their first joint hemispheric report, outlining the activities carried out in fulfillment of the mandates of the Second Summit of the Americas, held in Santiago, Chile, in 1998.

As a result of the Third Summit of the Americas, the role of these institutions became more prominent: The Quebec City Plan of Action underscored the need for permanent coordination in the inter-American system and welcomed the involvement of international organizations in all stages of the Summit Process.

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   RECENT ACTIVITIES
 
OECDFourth Meeting of the High Authorities of the JSWG on COVID19

Fourth Meeting of High-Level Authorities of the JSWG on the impact of COVID-19 on regional governance. At the meeting, the Joint Declaration “Addressing Corruption, Integrity and Democratic Governance Risks associated with COVID-19” was adopted by the JSWG institutions.
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OECDThird Meeting of the High Authorities of the JSWG on COVID19

At the Third Meeting of High Authorities of JSWG an update on the impacts of COVID-19 on the health situation in the region was presented and it was addressed the impact of the health crisis on food systems and matters related to value chains and intraregional trade. To this end, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) shared the main actions taken in this regard.
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OECDSecond Meeting of the High Authorities of the JSWG on COVID19

A second meeting on April 29th, allowed the High Authorities of the Inter-American and multilateral system, as well as regional organizations to update the regional situation on health, socio-economic and governance issue, supported by analysis elaborated by the institutions in the past weeks.
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OECDMeeting of the High Authorities of the JSWG on COVID19

The Heads of the organizations that make up the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) met virtually on Friday, April 3, to coordinate efforts to provide support in the areas of crisis preparedness, mitigation and recovery in response to the crisis generated by COVID-19.
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OECDThe JSWG welcomes the OECD as a new member/strong>

In April 2019, the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) welcomed the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a member. Hopefully, OECD's membership of the JSWG will boost support for member states' efforts to implement the mandates of the Summits, especially those arising out of the “Lima Commitment: Democratic Governance against Corruption”, adopted at the Eighth Summit of the Americas, and expand the scope of potential cooperation on behalf of the countries in the region on issues relating to integrity and efforts to combat corruption EN | ES

The Joint Summit Working Group: Cooperating for the AmericasThe Joint Summit Working Group: Cooperating for the Americas - June 2018

A summary of some of the advancements made by the JSWG in follow up or related to the VII Summit of the Americas held in April 2015 in Panama City, Panama EN | ES

The Joint Summit Working Group: Collaborating to Implement Seventh Summit Mandates The Joint Summit Working Group: Collaborating to Implement Seventh Summit Mandates

Report on the initiatives being carried out by the institutions of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) in support of the management and implementation of the mandates agreed in the framework of the VII Summit.
Institutional Report: Textual

 

 

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