Follow up and Implementation

The Summits of the Americas Secretariat supports the Chair of the Summits of the Americas Process in following up on and facilitating the fulfillment of the mandates and initiatives emanating from the Summits of the Americas. It is also the Technical Secretariat of the process, which constitutes the institutional memory of the Summits of the Americas.

In addition, the SIRG oversees the follow-up process of the Summit mandates and reports annually to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs on the progress made in fulfilling the mandates.

The JSWG carries out actions to support the implementation of Summit mandates by the states. The Summits Secretariat coordinates the work of the JSWG.

Civil society organizations and social actors provide inputs and recommendations for the consideration of states during the implementation phase.


IX Summit of the Americas

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The IX Summit of the Americas was held in Los Angeles, United States, from June 8 to 10, 2022. Under the theme "Building a Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Future," the Heads of State and Government adopted by consensus mandates that are reflected in five Political Commitments: Action Plan on Health and Resilience in the Americas; Our Sustainable and Green Future; Accelerating the Just Transition to Clean, Sustainable and Renewable Energy; Inter-American Action Plan on Democratic Governance; and Regional Program for Digital Transformation.

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During the Second SIRG Meeting at the Ministerial Level, held on October 6, 2022 in Lima, Peru, on the occasion of the 52nd OAS General Assembly, the Tentative Calendar and Working Procedures for the follow-up and implementation of the IX Summit of the Americas were approved. This document calls for the creation of five Ad Hoc Technical Groups, one for each of the Political Commitments or Mandates adopted at the IX Summit. These Technical Groups periodically bring together experts from Summit governments to support the progress in the implementation of the mandates and report back to the SIRG.

To provide access to the documents of these meetings, the Summits Secretariat has created a website available to the states.

Progress reports of the Ad Hoc Technical Groups:

  • Work undertaken by the Ad Hoc Technical Groups in the Follow-up and Implementation Phase of the Ninth Summit of the Americas: EN | ES | FR | PT


VIII Summit of the Americas

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The VIII Summit of the Americas was held in Lima, Peru, on April 13 and 14, 2018. After more than thirteen years, the Heads of State and Government adopted by consensus a Summit document, the Lima Commitment: Democratic Governance Against Corruption, a set of 57 mandates, concrete measures to prevent and combat corruption.

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Platform of the Mechanism for Follow-up and Implementation of the Lima Commitment

Adopted in 2018, it aims at recording the progress made by each participating state of the Eighth Summit of the Americas and the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG), to meet the mandates adopted in the Lima Commitment "Democratic Governance Against Corruption".

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Reports on the level of implementation of the Lima Commitment

  • Document on Challenges and Technical Assistance Needs of the States that took part in the VIII Summit of the Americas in Implementation of the Lima Commitment (2019): EN | ES | FR | PT
  • Document on Progress, Best Practices, Challenges and Technical Assistance Needs of the States Participating in the VIII Summit of the Americas (July 2019 - October 2022): EN | ES | FR | PT

Cooperation Initiatives Promoted by the Summits Secretariat

Policy Dialogues
• Policy Dialogue: “Balance of Power and the Safeguarding of Democracy” Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Inter-American Democratic Charter” EN | ES
• Policy Dialogue: Private sector in the context of the pandemic: The pending challenge of social inclusion in the Americas EN | ES
• Policy Dialogue: Money Laundering and its Relationship with Corruption Investigations EN | ES
• Policy Dialogue: State of Freedom of Expression and Journalism in the Americas EN | ES
• Policy Dialogue: Corruption and COVID-19 EN | ES
Technical Assistance
• Prevention of Corruption and the Implementation of the ISO 37001: 2016 Anti-Bribery Management System ES
• Virtual seminar on National Risk Assessment (NRA) of Money Laundering for Latin America and the Caribbean EN | ES
• Inter-American Open Data Program to Prevent and Combat Corruption (PIDA) ES
• Integrity in the Civil Service EN | ES
• Cooperation in investigations and proceedings related to corruption, tax crimes and associated money laundering EN | ES
• Socialization and dialogue of co-creation of the draft document of the National Open Data Policy (2019) ES
Summit Talks
• Democratization of Information: Open Data in Preventing and Fighting Corruption EN | ES
• Emerging Technologies: Prevention and Fight against Corruption EN | ES

Previous Summits

Summits of the Americas Follow-up System (SISCA)

By providing greater efficiency in the processing of information and systematization of results, SISCA serves as a useful tool in promoting greater transparency and effectiveness in the follow-up process on the Summits of the Americas mandates. It also serves as an important information database that can be easily accessed. This information demonstrates the real impact of Summit decisions and programs for the peoples of the Americas.

More information Access SISCA National Reports
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National Reports: 2012-2017