Lima, 7 October 2022 (TDI): The Organization of American States (OAS) Implementation Review Group Summit reaffirms to fulfill of the commitment made at the 9th Summit of the Americas.

The Secretary of States, Antony Blinken along with Foreign Ministers of OAS member states attended the 52nd general assembly session of OAS in Peru.

The meeting reviewed the progress of the countries that endorsed the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection, to achieve safe and regular migration of people.

Summit of the Americas

The Summit of the Americas is an international conference. It brings the stakeholders of the North, South, Central, and Caribbean region together to promote cooperation.

The critical areas of cooperation and interest are focused on at each summit. The main goal is to promote democracy, economic development, and technology, strengthening regional ties and countering illicit trafficking.

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Los Angeles Declaration 2022

The Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection was signed this year by 21 member states at the 9th Summit of the Americas. This declaration was signed to embrace the need to promote peaceful and secure conditions for people to live in countries of their origin. The process of migration should be a voluntary choice and not a necessity.

The declaration was signed on 10 June 2022, for promoting regular pathways for migration and international protection. Thus, limiting the illegal migration process in the region.

During the ministerial meeting in Lima, the endorsing member states shared the need to advance response in this regard. The Secretary of State, Antony Blinken to address the immediate drivers of irregular migration, announced $240 million.

The countries endorsing the declaration published a joint statement formally launching the implementation plan. These various action packages by leading participants would develop concrete efforts over the coming years to counter the issue.

This declaration is built upon the vision anchored in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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