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ECLAC and the Summit of the Americas

The First Summit of the Americas took place in Miami, Florida December 9 to 11, 1994. The meeting produced a Declaration of Principles and a Plan of Action signed by all 34 Heads of State and Government in attendance.

The Heads of State and Government of the Americas, the architects of this new system, decided to meet on a regular basis in order to define the fundamental precepts of the new Hemispheric agenda. This decision to institutionalize the meetings led to the notion of a "Summit process", where experiences are accumulated, a common language is forged and mandates for collective action are programmed, systematizing the new theoretical and practical references in hemispheric relations.

 

Summit

Dates

Host Country

Host City

1st

December 9–11, 1994

United States 

Miami

2nd

April 18–19, 1998

Chile

Santiago

3rd

April 20–22, 2001

Canada

Quebec City

Special

January 12-13, 2004

Mexico

Monterrey

4th

November 4–5, 2005

Argentina

Mar del Plata

5th

April 17–19, 2009

Trinidad and Tobago

Port-of-Spain

6th

April 14–15, 2012

Colombia

Cartagena

7th

April 10–11, 2015

Panama

Panama City

8th

April 13–14, 2018

Peru

Lima

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