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Integration of Physical Infrastructure in the Americas


Poverty, Inequality, and Inequity


Disaster Risk Reduction and Management


Access to and use of Information and Communication Technologies


Citizen Security and Transnational Organized Crime

Recognizing the importance of the Summits Secretariat in following up on and implementing the mandates and initiatives stemming from the VIII Summit of the Americas and prior Summits, as well as that of the Technical Secretariat, which is the institutional memory of the process and the coordinating body of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG), and recalling that all tasks to be executed by the OAS stemming from this Lima Commitment and prior Summits are to be implemented respecting the necessary budgetary sustainability of the Organization. (Mandate 56, Lima Commitment, 2018)
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VIII Summit of the Americas
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 the Lima Commitment, a document with clear and concrete mandates aimed at preventing and combating corruption as the main scourge that threatens democracies and the well-being of citizens in the Americas. EN | ES
Platform of the Mechanism for Follow up and Implementation

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 agreements adopted in the Lima Commitment, “Democratic Governance against Corruption.”


Database of Good Practices and Regional Capacities EN | ES

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: 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 ES | EN
  • Inter-American Open Data Program to Prevent and Combat Corruption (PIDA) ES
  • Cooperation in investigations and proceedings related to corruption, tax crimes and associated money laundering  EN | ES
  • Integrity in the Civil Service 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
  • Interviews
  • Ana María Calderón Boy
    Interim Spokesperson of the Mission to Support the Fight Against corruption and Impunity in Honduras MACCIH/OAS

  • Janet Tello Gilardi
    Supreme Judge and President of the Judicial Integrity Commission of Peru

  • Grenville T. Williams
    Director of the Asset Recovery Unit (ARU) of the Regional Security System (RSS) of the Caribbean

  • Summits of the Americas Follow-up System (SISCA) Access SISCA
    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 which can be easily accessed. This information demonstrates the real impact of Summit decisions and programs for peoples of the Americas. Read more... | Access SISCA
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