Meeting and XLV
Meeting of the Summit
Implementation Review Group (SIRG)
XLIV Meeting of the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG) was
held on April 18, 2006, at OAS headquarters, in order to enable
the National Summit Coordinators to analyze the Guidelines for
the Follow-up of the Mandates of the Declaration and Plan of
Action of Mar del Plata, and to provide and opportunity for the
Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) to present a preliminary report
on the implementation of the mandates.
also called on the Member States to begin steps to
institutionalize and regularize the process, as well as reflect
on its future and inclusion in the inter-American agenda. He
underscored that the abovementioned Summit institutionalization
process warrants thorough analysis on the part of the Committee
on Inter-American Summits Management and Civil Society
Participation in the OAS Activities (CISC), and that it would be
timely for the Heads of State and Government to review and
discuss the cooperation agenda, and adopt decisions on the
inter-American system, every two or three years, in the framework
of the OAS General Assembly.
Next, Ambassador Roberto García Moritán, as Chair of the SIRG,
took the floor and thanked the member states for consenting to
take part in a SIRG early in the year and so soon after the
Fourth Summit. He underscored the relevance of the meeting and
the importance of respect for democracy, economic growth with
social inclusion, and human rights. He also drew attention to
the mandates of the Fourth Summit and thanked the Summits
Department for their preparatory efforts.
of the XXXVI Ordinary Session of the General Assembly of the OAS
took place in Santo Domingo from June 4 to 5, where the Ministers
of Foreign Affairs convened as part of the follow up activities
agreed upon at the IV Summit of the Americas, held in Mar del
Plata, Argentina in the end of 2005.
Meeting of the Summit Implementation Review Group (SIRG) offered the National Summits Coordinators and
the representatives of International Organizations, an
opportunity to share their points of views related to the future
of the Summit Process.
of Foreign Affairs of the Americas formally accepted the offer of
the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to host the V Summit of the
Americas in 2009, and they expressed their support for the
planning of this Summit, which will accelerate the implementation
of the mandates approved in the Declaration and Plan of Action of
Mar del Plata.
The Minister of
Foreign Affairs of Argentina, Ambassador Jorge Taiana, thanked
the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for their initiative in
hosting the V Summit, and also expressed his recognition and
volunteerism of cooperation with the country.
of the SIRG will be held in Washington D.C. in September, during
the Meeting the Presidence of the Process will be transferred to
Trinidad and Tobago.
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