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.
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.
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.|