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Summit of the Americas

The Summit of the Americas is the common agenda of the democratically elected leaders of the hemisphere and reflects their shared values and shared responsibilities. It provides a unique mechanism for the heads of state and heads of governments to discuss solutions to common political, economic, and social problems in a multilateral and comprehensive way. The Summit brings together freely elected leaders united in their commitment to democracy, human rights, and free markets.

The Fourth Summit of the Americas was held November 4-5, 2005 in Mar del Plata, Argentina. The Summit theme was "Creating Jobs to Fight Poverty and Strengthen Democratic Governance." Visit the Summit of the Americas website for more information.

The Fifth Summit of the Americas will be held in Trinidad and Tobago in 2009.


Summit Activity
Remarks from the Summit.
Declaration of Mar del Plata
Plan of Action

Fact Sheets
--Accomplishments at the Fourth Summit of the Americas
--What Is the Summit of the Americas?
--Summit of the Americas: Creating Opportunity

Creating Good Jobs for the Americas: Business and Government Perspectives
Transcript of the Summit in Focus Series.

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