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[Work Plan]

Summits of the Americas Secretariat

1. Activities Assigned

The Program assigns the following two specific activities to the Summits Secretariat:

Assist the CAJP and participate in the follow-up and coordination process of this Program, and submit the results obtained to the Summits process. (Note: This activity will be performed pursuant to paragraph three of Section VI of the Program on follow-up activities.)

Administer, under the supervision of the CAJP, the specific voluntary fund to be established for the execution of the Program activities assigned to the organs, agencies, and entities of the OAS.

2. Activities Carried Out/Planned

Assist the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs in the implementation of the actions agreed to in the Work Plan of the Inter-American Program for the Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights of Migrants, Including Migrant Workers and Their Families regarding follow-up and compliance with the mandates of the Heads of State and Government within the framework of the Summits Process, especially the Fourth Summit of the Americas.

The Summits of the Americas Secretariat will coordinate with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, President of the Summits Process and host of the Fifth Summit of the Americas to be held in 2009, the activities that will be carried out in the framework of regular meetings and ministerial meetings of the SIRG. Follow up reports to the mandates and work to be undertaken will be presented during these meetings, especially the preparatory meeting for the thirty-seventh regular session of the OAS General Assembly.

In compliance with the decision of the member institutions of the Joint Summit Working Group (JSWG) on November 29, 2006, the Summits Secretariat has scheduled a coordination meeting in February 2007 with the President of the Fifth Summit. That meeting will discuss work to be done in support of member states, as well as the presentation of the oral report on implementation in March 2007 and the written report to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs in June. On that same date, a publication will be prepared on hemispheric challenges, which will deal with the human rights of migrants, migrant workers, and their families.

Disseminate to civil society organizations the decisions of the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs of the Permanent Council and promote and coordinate their participation in the political organs of the OAS.

Assist the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs in the deliberations on the creation of a specific fund for voluntary contributions with a view to carrying out activities of the Program assigned to the organs, agencies, and entities of the OAS. The Summits of the Americas Secretariat will also administer this fund under the supervision of the CAJP.

3. Calendar

February 2007 Assist the CAJP in deliberations on the Inter-American Migrant Workers Program.

Meeting of the Joint Working Group on implementation on the Summits mandates

March 2007 Preparation of report on regional challenges – contribution on the situation of migrant workers

Preparation of implementation report on the mandates of the Fourth Summit of the Americas – technical assistance to the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs

May 2007 Dissemination to civil society organizations of the decisions of the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs of the Permanent Council and promotion of their participation in the political organs of the OAS.

June 2007 Presentation of the written report to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs on implementation of the mandates of the Fourth Summit of the Americas

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