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.