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Fifth Summit of the Americas (2009)


Securing Our Citizens' Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability

Date: 04/18/2009 Description: Heads of state stand together for an official group photo, on the second day of 5th Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Saturday, April 18, 2009. © AP Image

 

Date: 04/14/2009 Description: Fifth Summit of the Americas logo.Overview of Fifth Summit
The Fifth Summit of the Americas, held at Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago, from April 17 to 19 2009, was very successful, and demonstrated the commitment of the Americas. At the Summit President Obama established the commitment of the United States to work cooperatively throughout the hemisphere to achieve hemispheric goals.

Summit Initiatives/Objectives
To address these hemispheric goals, this Summit generated a number of initiatives or programs that fall into five categories: Democracy/Human Rights, Economic Development, Energy and Climate Change, Citizen Security, and Human Development.

Date: 2009-04-17 00:00:00.0 Description: President Obama greets Costa Rican President Oscar Arias during the opening reception at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Also pictured are Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva, middle, and Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez, far right.  © White House Photo by Pete Souza   Date: 2009-04-17 00:00:00.0 Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Description: Secretary Clinton conducts a digital town hall meeting in advance of the Summit of the Americas. © AP Photo from video   Date: 2009-04-19 00:00:00.0 Description: Photo of the Declaration of Commitment of the Port of Spain signed on April 19, 2009, at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. © State Dept Photo
At the Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago where leaders from virtually every nation in the hemisphere gathered, President Obama addressed the opening ceremony of the Summit of the Americas. © White House Photo/Pete Souza
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  Secretary Clinton conducted a digital Town Hall, connecting people "online from Brazil and Peru to Mexico, Jamaica, and far beyond even our hemisphere." ©AP Photo
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  Declaration of Commitment of the Port of Spain signed on April 19, 2009, at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.


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