A six-part series following up on the IX Summit of the Americas commitments
An initiative led by the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center of the Atlantic Council in partnership with the US Department of State focused on facilitating greater, constructive exchange among multi-sectoral thought leaders and government leaders as they work to implement Summit commitments.
Alongside this readout, hear Daniel Ricchetti, Deputy Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy at the US Department of State, share his thoughts on the future of the Cities Summit and the prospects for providing continuity to the Summit: pic.twitter.com/UP1yzEDslt— Latin America Center (@ACLatAm) November 8, 2023
Luz Amparo Medina Gerena, Director of International Relations for the Capital District of Bogotá, Colombia, shares her main takeaways from the Cities Summit in Denver this year, and how Bogotá plans to capitalize on the connections established during the Summit:@BogotaInter_nal pic.twitter.com/UuLYwhhvLB— Latin America Center (@ACLatAm) November 21, 2023
AALAC’s #RoadToTheSummit Campaign
The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC) launched a partnership with the US Department of State in anticipation of the ninth Summit of the Americas. The Summit brought together policymakers, the business community, civil society organizations, and multilateral representatives to tackle new and emerging challenges through hemispheric cooperation. The convening was also a moment for the United States to build stronger relations with Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada – all regions and countries essential to the health, prosperity, and security of US interests and citizens. As the first US-hosted Summit since 1994, it was a critical moment for US partnership in the hemisphere and a unique opportunity for regional stakeholders to work together to shape the future of the Americas.
AALAC’s partnership with the US Department included a series of events that brought bold and innovative solutions on issues in the Americas to new audiences and included a public campaign on the #RoadToTheSummit. The events and campaigns brought together unlikely allies across various spectrums, including US and regional governments, business communities, civil society organizations, the media, and influencers. These actors came together and put forward a fresh take on why the Summit and hemispheric cooperation matters to citizens across the Americas.
The #RoadToTheSummit campaign focused on four main pillars that informed the Summit of the Americas process.
Live from Los Angeles: The joint future of the Caribbean working with Latin America
Immediately following the conclusion of the ninth Summit of the Americas, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center in partnership with the Foro Ciudadano de las Américas livestreamed a high-level discussion that served as the first post-Summit readout. Hear from Latin American and Caribbean leaders on common objectives and setting the tone for future partnerships.
Champions of the Americas
Meet our champions
The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center launched a network of regional champions that have demonstrated exceptional leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean promoting solutions for the four main pillars of the Summit of the Americas: democracy and governance; pandemic and disaster preparedness; equitable and green economic recovery; and digitalization to grow the middle class.
Regional leaders on the importance of the Summit of the Americas
Summit of the Americas and the Caribbean
The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC) and the US Department of State (DOS) will prioritize the inclusion of all countries from across the Americas including Caribbean nations that have historically been under-represented as part of the Summit planning process. AALAC’s Caribbean Initiative is uniquely poised to draw on regional perspectives, putting smaller and larger states in the same virtual room to rethink the hemisphere’s future.
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The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.