Civil Society Recommendations

Since 2002, civil society organizations (CSOs) have formally participated in more than 100 meetings of the political bodies of the OAS regarding topics that make up the hemispheric agenda, such as the fight against racism, discrimination and intolerance; access to justice; sustainable development and environmental protection; science, technology and communications; poverty alleviation;  health; education and culture; strengthening democracy; promoting and protecting human rights; and multidimensional security. 

In these meetings, CSOs have contributed valuable ideas and recommendations to the OAS Member States and the OAS General Secretariat during the deliberations of the OAS General Assembly, Ministerial meetings and meetings of political bodies of the Organization.  These documents contain all the recommendations, organized chronologically and thematically, that have come out of these deliberations and in the hemispheric and regional forums.