Civil Society

Civil society consists of several components such as civic and social institutions and organizations that shape the foundations of a functioning society. The presence of a strong civil society is essential to securing democracy for peace, security, and development, which is fundamental to the mission of the OAS. The OAS encourages the growth of civil societies across its member states through the design and implementation of programs and policies that empower citizens to participate in social institutions.

Registry of Civil Society Organizations within the OAS

Summits of the Americas Mandates on Civil Society