Hemispheric Virtual Forum with Civil Society, Social Actors and Workers in Preparation for the 46° Regular Session of the General Assembly of the OAS

“Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development in the Americas”

The Section of Relations with Civil Society of the Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity of the Organization of American States welcomes you to the Hemispheric Virtual Forum with Civil Society, Social Actors and Workers in Preparation for the 46th Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) that will take place on June 13-15, 2016 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  The virtual forum will be conducted from May 19 to 30, 2016.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?

  1. Encourage a negotiation process of the Draft Declaration of Santo Domingo that takes into account the perspectives of civil society and other social actors;
  2. Facilitate the dialogue and exchange of experiences between a larger and more representative group of civil society organizations and social actors in the Hemisphere;
  3. Draft a document of recommendations on the Draft Declaration of Santo Domingo to be submitted to the consideration of Member States at the CISC;
  4. Formulate questions that will be directed to the Secretary General of the OAS in the Conversation that will be held in Santo Domingo.

These recommendations will be presented to Member States in a Special Session of the Committee on Inter-American Summits Management and Civil Society Participation in OAS activities (CISC) and will contribute to the negotiations of Member States on the Draft Declaration and the topics related with the Inter-American agenda that will be adopted in the 46º General Assembly of the OAS.

We invite you to choose one of the following Working Groups and contribute to the discussion and share your ideas.

The groups will be moderated by specialists from the General Secretariat, who will be in charge of guiding the discussions and answering your comments.

WORKING GROUPS

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