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INTRODUCTION

The Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) coordinates the support of twelve 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
 

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

This report highlights some of the initiatives emanating from the Fifth Summit that demonstrate key examples of ways in which the partner institutions of the JSWG are working together on individual, multi‐institutional, and regional programs to assist OAS Member States in implementing hemispheric commitments made in the context of the Summits of the Americas process. EN SP

First Regular Meeting of 2011 of the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG)
Washington, DC, April 11, 2011

  • Presentations by the institutions of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) on implementation of the Summits mandates EN SP

Collaborating to Implement the Inter-American and Summit AgendasThe Joint Summit Working Group: Collaborating to Implement the Inter-American and Summit Agendas

This report highlights key JSWG initiatives with linkages to the Fifth Summit that demonstrate ways in which partner institutions are working together on multi‐institutional, regional programs to assist OAS Member States in implementing hemispheric commitments. EN SP

 

 

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