Los Angeles, 13 June 2022 (TDI): The Ninth Summit of the Americas was held this week in Los Angeles, California, with the theme “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future” for the hemisphere.
This is the only hemispheric gathering of leaders from North, South, Central, and Caribbean countries.
“As we gather again today, in a time when democracy is under attack around the world, let us reconfirm our confidence that democracy is not only the distinguishing feature of American history but also the key ingredient in America’s future,” he added.
.@POTUS and leaders of the Americas adopted an “Action Plan on Health and Resilience in the Americas” to help our partners prevent, prepare for, and respond to future pandemic threats and other public health emergencies. #SummitAmericas https://t.co/UQiQmBFqEd pic.twitter.com/3zXZVKIIUc
— Department of State (@StateDept) June 12, 2022
Following are the five main things to know from the Summit of the Americas:
Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said that the United States will host the inaugural Cities Summit of the Americas in April 2023 in Denver, Colorado, to guarantee that the Ninth Summit’s pledges are implemented effectively.
Mayors and local governments have critical responsibilities in delivering for the people who reside in their communities, according to the Cities Forward program.
Health Action Plan
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spearheaded the adoption of an “Action Plan on Health and Resilience in the Americas” by the leaders of the Americas. The Action Plan will assist the partners in preventing, preparing for, and responding to disasters.
Future pandemic risks and other public health emergencies will be addressed, as well as expanding equitable healthcare and public health services to rural, vulnerable, and marginalized people.
President Biden unveiled the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity, which would create jobs, stimulate innovation, and address the climate catastrophe in the area.
Partnership between the US and the Caribbean
Vice President Kamala Harris announced the formation of the United States-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis by 2030.
PACC 2030 establishes a framework for enhancing US-Caribbean collaboration in the areas of climate adaptation, energy security, and resilience.
Protection and Migration
President Biden 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.