This week, the United States hosted the Ninth Summit of the Americas this week in Los Angeles, California, with a focus on “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future” for our hemisphere. This is the only hemisphere-wide meeting of the leaders of North, South, Central America and the Caribbean.
President Biden said, “As we meet again today, in a moment when democracy is under assault around the world, let us unite again and renew our conviction that democracy is not only the defining feature of American histories, but the essential ingredient to Americas’ futures.”
Here are the Five Things to Know From the Summit of the Americas:
Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the United States will host the inaugural Cities Summit of the Americas in April 2023 in Denver, Colorado, to ensure meaningful implementation of commitments emanating from the Ninth Summit. The Cities Forward initiative recognizes the key roles of mayors and local governments in delivering for the people where they live.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. led leaders of the Americas in adopting an “Action Plan on Health and Resilience in the Americas.” The Action Plan will help our partners prevent, prepare for, and respond to future pandemic threats and other public health emergencies while also expanding the equitable delivery of healthcare and public health services to remote, vulnerable, and marginalized populations.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity, which will generate economic opportunity in the region, foster innovation, and address the climate crisis.
Vice President Kamala Harris launched the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030. PACC 2030 establishes a framework to elevate U.S. cooperation with Caribbean countries to support climate adaptation and strengthen energy security and resilience.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection, a regional partnership that sets forth a framework for a coordinated and predictable way for nations to manage migration.
To learn more about the Summit of the Americas visit https://www.state.gov/summit-of-the-americas/ and .