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Moving Forward:
Development of an updated Virtual Platform underway.

The Summits of the Americas Secretariat (SAS) is currently developing a new and enhanced version of the virtual platform after careful consideration of the recommendations put forth by the various Summit’s stakeholders.

Case Study: Summits Virtual Platform. Presents an analysis of the results of the initial phase, includes relevant statistics and offers recommendations for the next phase.

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How can you contribute to meeting the Summit Mandates?

 Source: Digital Town Hall Of the Americas, United States, State Department


Civil Society calls for the continuation of Virtual Fora: Civil Society Hemispheric Forum in Preparation for the OAS General Assembly and the Fifth Summit of the Americas

On March 3 and 4, 2009, more than 100 civil society participants from the hemisphere met at the OAS Headquarters, to formulate recommendations for the XXXIX OAS General Assembly and the Fifth Summit of the Americas, which will be held in San Pedro Sula, Honduras in June 2009 and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in April 2009, respectively.

We are pleased to highlight item 6 under the theme “Strengthening of civil society participation in OAS activities and the Summits of the Americas Process”

“We call for the continuation of the OAS Virtual Forum as an ongoing instrument for network and discussion of issues across the hemisphere by Civil Society.”

To refer to all recommendations made by civil society and other related documents, please visit: http://www.civil-society.oas.org 


SVP User opinion-poll
Some of the results of a post-user survey:


“The SVP virtual fora has improved my understanding of the Summits Process”

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“Strongly Agree”





“The SVP facilitated participation of civil society and other social actors in the Summits Process”



 “Agree” or
“Strongly Agree”




To view all of the findings and conclusions of the survey, please click here.


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Civil Society Virtual Forum in preparation for the 39th OAS General Assembly
From May 18 to 21, 2009
Final Report
Final Compilation Virtual Forum

For additional information on this virtual forum please click here



Pre-Summit Fora
September 2008  February 2009




Virtual Gender Forum
Executive Summary
Promoting Human Prosperity
Final Report
Promoting Energy Security  
Final Report

Promoting Environmental Sustainability
Final Report

Strengthening Public Security & Democratic Governance 
Final Report

*All reports submitted for the consideration of OAS member States.


FORA: Calendar and Documents


Who are the users of the Summits VP?


Find out in our updated version of the SVP User report

Find out here


OAS Radio Interview
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“This mechanism transcends boarders, facilitates and makes communication more affordable and allows users to share experiences”

Anonymous Survey
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The SVP is a joint effort of the Summits of the Americas Secretariat and the OAS/SEDI Department of Human Development -through the Educational Portal of the Americas, with the support of the Institute for Connectivity in the Americas / International Development Research Centre(IDRC/ICA).


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