The Summit of the Americas Information Network and the OAS's Office of Summit Follow-Up

The Office of Summit Follow-Up (OSFU) was created in July of 1998 as a dependency of the Office of the Secretary General and is the principal entity within the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States for advising the Secretary General, the Assistant Secretary General, and the governing bodies of the Organization, on all matters pertaining to the Summit Follow-up.

The Office was created because of the large number of mandates assigned to the OAS in the Santiago Plan of Action, and in response to the specific mandate for the OAS to become the institutional memory of the Summit Process.

The primary missions of the Office of Summit Follow-up are to coordinate the OAS' efforts in implementing the mandates assigned to the Organization by the Hemiepheric Summits, and to serve as the "institutional memory" of the Summit Process.

Questions on the Office or its work may be addressed to: Office of Summit Follow-up, General Secretariat, Organization of American States, 1889 F Street, NW, Washington DC, 20006, or by sending an e-mail to