Second Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High-Level Authorities on Sustainable Development
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
November 17-19, 2010
Following-up on a mandate from the Heads of State and Government of the Americas from the Fifth Summit of the Americas, on
January 26th member States of the Organization of American States (OAS)
officially Convened the Second Inter-American Meeting of
Ministers and High Level Authorities on Sustainable Development. This meeting, supported by the OAS Department of
Sustainable Development (DSD) took place on November 17-19 in Santo Domingo.
Since the First Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High-Level Authorities on Sustainable Development in 2006, the 34 OAS Member States have been working
with the DSD in a focused and clear cooperative agenda inspired by the Declaration of Santa Cruz + 10 and the
Inter-American Program on Sustainable Development. However, countries have decided that it is time to build on
accomplishments to date and move towards advancing in addressing emerging environmental challenges in the region.
During the preparatory process, the DSD worked closely with governments, technical experts, civil society
organizations and the private sector to set out pecific, tangible and cooperative measures that can make
a difference in the regionsí environmental performance. The OAS welcomes and encourages participation of the
environmental community in this process.
The Anchorage Declaration, Indigenous Peoplesí Global Summit on Climate Change
Initiatives for the promotion of public participation
Declaration of Santo Domingo for the Sustainable Development of the Americas. (Adopted during the eighth plenary session held on November 19, 2010 and subject to review by the Style Committee.)
OAS Assistant Secretary General Calls for Strong Action on Sustainable Development and Climate Change