Second Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High-Level Authorities on Sustainable Development
Caribbean Civil Society Consultation July 5th, 2010
This Caribbean Civil Society Consultation “Towards Sustainable
Development in the Americas” has as its objective to offer a
space for civil society organizations to share experiences and
ideas related to national and regional programs and policies in
the areas of sustainable development, climate change and risk
management, and to develop recommendations that will be
presented for the consideration of Member States and the OAS
General Secretariat prior to the Second Inter-American Meeting
of Ministers and High-Level Authorities on Sustainable
Development that will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican
The Caribbean Civil Society consultation will be open to the
participation of all civil society organizations in the Caribbean working on issues related to sustainable development
and climate change.
Advance implementation of the actions agreed at the Fifth Summit of the Americas as they relate to energy and environmental sustainability.
Facilitate dialogue on new and emerging threats to environmental sustainability, and measures to overcome such threats within the context of risk management.
Benefit from the best practices efforts, including advocacy, of civil society and work on the ministerial theme to be analyzed during the meeting.
Share experiences about the challenges of sustainable development in the OAS Member States.
Generate recommendations to strengthen national and regional capacity to address the challenges faced in the Hemisphere related to sustainable development, climate change and risk management.
Mobilize civil society organizations’ support for the preparation of the Draft Declaration.
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