Guidelines for the Participation of Civil Society Organizations

in the

First Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High-Level Authorities on Sustainable Development

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

December 4 – 5, 2006

Prior to the Ministerial Meeting, a Roundtable Discussion with Civil Society will take place on December 3rd,  2006 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to present the results from the local consultations and the Virtual Consultation Forum, and to promote the dialogue in order to finalize the document that will contain their recommendations.  This document will be presented to the Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Sustainable Development in the region during the First Plenary Session of the Ministerial Meeting that will take place on December 4th.

In accordance with CP/RES.759 "Guidelines for the Participation of Civil Society Organizations in OAS Activities", those civil society organizations that would like to attend the First Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High-Level Authorities on Sustainable Development and are not registered in the OAS Registry of Civil Society Organizations must submit a letter of request indicating their interest in attending the Meeting to the OAS Summits of the Americas Secretariat which includes the following information:

1. Official name, address, and date of establishment of the organization and the name(s) of its directors and legal representative.

2. Its primary areas of activity and their relationship to the activities of the OAS organs, agencies, and entities in which it wishes to participate.

3. Statutes and Charter or Constitution.

4. Institutional mission statement.

5. Most recent annual report.

Likewise, civil society organizations registered in the OAS Registry of Civil Society Organizations may attend this Meeting after notifying the Summits of the Americas Secretariat of the name of the organization's representative who will attend.

Letters of request and supporting documentation must be sent via fax to (202)458-3665 or via Email as a PDF attachment to summitcso@oas.org.

For more information, please visit the OAS’ civil society webpage:

 http://www.civil-society.oas.org.

For more information on the First Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High-Level Authorities on Sustainable Development, please visit: http://www.oas.org/dsd/