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1 Implementation of the Mandates of the IV Summit of the Americas XLV Meeting of the Summit Implementation Review Group Thursday, March 29, 2007 Organization of American States

2 Organization of American States (OAS) Growth with Employment (Integral Development) Accomplishments Culture (Declaration # 38): 3rd Inter-American Ministerial Meeting, Montreal, Canada Nov Focused on preservation and presentation of cultural heritage; cultural identity, diversity, and dignity; the creation of decent work, and the fight against poverty; and the role of indigenous peoples Agreed upon a pragmatic List of Priority Activities for in these priority areas Sustainable Development (Declaration #’s 11, 39): 1st Inter-American Ministerial Meeting, Santa Cruz, Bolivia Dec Adopted a strategic plan for improving the sustainable management of water, reducing the risks of natural disasters, and turning the promise of sustainable farm, forest and tourism practices into concrete results Underscored the role that civil society and indigenous peoples play in shaping sustainable development efforts Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) (Declaration #51; Plan of Action 36-37):II SME Congress of the Americas, Mexico City, May 2006 “Use of Information and Communications Technology to Promote and Facilitate Trade by SMEs” – participation in government purchasing & business match-making JSWG – Implementation of the Mandates of the IV Summit of the Americas

3 Science and Technology (Declaration # 45-47) V Meeting Inter-American Committee for Science and Technology, June, 2007 (gender issues to be addressed at special session) 2d Ministerial Meeting, 2008 Education (Declaration #43) 5th Ministerial, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, November 2007 Labor (Declaration #19-21, 56, Plan of Action #27) XV Inter-American Conference of the Ministers of Labor, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Sept RIAL Social Development (Declaration #71, Plan of Action #45-60) 1st Ministerial Meeting, Santiago de Chile, first half of 2008 Tourism (Plan of Action #36-37) 1st Ministerial Meeting, second half of 2008 JSWG – Implementation of the Mandates of the IV Summit of the Americas Organization of American States (OAS) Growth with Employment (Integral Development) Next Steps

4 Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Declarations/Conventions in Negotiation American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Declaration #31; Plan of Action #51, 60) Inter-American Convention against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance (Declaration #24) Social Charter (Declaration #71) JSWG – Implementation of the Mandates of the IV Summit of the Americas

5 Organization of American States (OAS) Human Rights (Declaration #27, 31,32, 63) Rapporteurships on rights of afro-descendants, children, indigenous peoples, migrant workers and their families, persons deprived of their liberty and women as well as on freedom of expression Network of E-Government Leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean- Red GEALC (Plan of Action #68, 69, 72) –in collaboration with ICA Civil Society (Declaration #19, 39, 74; Plan of Action #54, 64, 68) Systematized participation in policy-making process via workshops held prior to ministerial level fora Strengthening Democratic Governance Accomplishments JSWG – Implementation of the Mandates of the IV Summit of the Americas

6 Organization of American States (OAS) 7th Conference of Ministers of Defense of the Americas, Managua, Nicaragua, Oct (Declaration #67): Adopted recommendations aimed at modernizing hemispheric defense and security institutions, strengthening the Inter-American Security System, fighting all forms of terrorism, joining forces for peacekeeping missions (such as Haiti), combating the proliferation of small arms, and confronting transnational crime threat 6 th Meeting of Ministers of Justice or Attorneys General of the Americas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, April 2006 (Declaration # 65) Addressed penitentiary and prison policies; mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and extradition; and cooperation against trafficking in persons and against cyber-crime Strengthening Democratic Governance JSWG – Implementation of the Mandates of the IV Summit of the Americas

7 Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Convention Against Corruption and the Strengthening of its Implementation Follow-up Mechanism (MESICIC) (Declaration #66, Plan of Action # 17) 2d review held in November 2006 Inter-American Convention against Terrorism (Declaration #69) Strengthening Democratic Governance JSWG – Implementation of the Mandates of the IV Summit of the Americas


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