2005

Oct28
Mar del Plata, ArgentinaParliamentary Dialogue prior to the 4th Summit of the Americas

Theme: Creating jobs to fight poverty and strengthen democratic governance

Objectives: reaffirm the commitment to fight poverty, inequality, hunger, and social exclusion in order to raise the standard of living of the peoples of the Americas and strengthen democratic governance in the Americas.

FIPA delegation

  • Stockwell Day, Member of Parliament, Canada
  • Don Boudria, Member of Parliament, Canada
  • Diane Ablonczy, Member of Parliament, Canada
  • Céline Hervieux-Payette, Senator, Canada
  • Emmanuelle Pelletier, Executive Secretary, FIPA
Nov08
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala13th Executive Committee Meeting

Objectives of the meeting: to follow up on the recommendations approved at the 4th Plenary Assembly, to adopt the Action Plan of the Group of Women Parliamentarians, to launch the preparations for the 5th Plenary Assembly, to discuss FIPA’s relations with the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA), and to consider some of FIPA’s regulations.

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Sep11
Port-au-Prince, Haïti1st Parliamentary Mission to Haiti by the Group of Women Parliamentarians

OBJECTIVE

  • To promote the participation of Haitian women in the electoral process by encouraging them to register on electoral lists and to run as candidates in the legislative elections taking place in November 2005

AGENDA

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May20
Brasília, Brasil3rd Meeting of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (held during the 4th Plenary Assembly)

OBJECTIVES

  • To analyze the results of the regional forums on women’s leadership and the strengthening of democracy held in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, in order to prepare a work plan for the Group of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas
  • To share the recommendations and commitments of the parliamentarians of the Americas with the Heads of State and Government who will meet at the 4th Summit of the Americas (November 4–5, 2005 in Mar del Plata, Argentina)

RECOMMENDATIONS

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May19
Brasília, Brasil4th Plenary Assembly

OBJECTIVE

  • To discuss the role of parliamentarians in the fight against terrorism, the FTAA process, and the external debt
  • To develop recommendations for the hemisphere's parliaments

WORKING GROUPS

1. Confronting the Threat of Terrorism

2. The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)

3. External Debt as a Factor Affecting Economic Growth and Quality of Life

4. Group of Women Parliamentarians

AGENDA

ARTICLES

  • The Global Juridical Framework and Technical Assistance in the Fight Against Terrorism (Mauro Miedico - Working Group 1)
  • Debate and Negotiations in the FTAA (Verónica Silva - Working Group 2)
  • Women Parliamentarians in Latin America (Ana Falú - Group of Women Parliamentarians)

RECOMMENDATIONS

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May18
Brasília, Brasil12th Executive Committee Meeting

Objectives of the meeting: to update the Committee members on the preparations for the 4th Plenary Assembly and to define the way the Assembly's working groups would operate.

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Apr06
Buenos Aires, Argentina2nd Regional Forum of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (Central & South America)

THEME

 Enhancing Women’s Leadership to Strengthen Democracy

OBJECTIVES

  • To improve the ability of parliamentarians to implement gender-equality policies through the exchange of experiences and best practices
  • To assess progress in the area of women’s leadership in the region while identifying tools to enhance their participation in decision-making venues
  • To make recommendations to FIPA’s Plenary Assembly ahead of the 4th Summit of the Americas (Mar del Plata, Argentina, November 4-5, 2005), which will focus on the theme of creating employment to confront poverty and strengthen democratic governance

AGENDA

REPORT

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Mar20
Bridgetown, Barbados1st Regional Forum of the Group of Women Parliamentarians (Caribbean & North America)

THEME

Enhancing Women’s Leadership to Strengthen Democracy

OBJECTIVES

  • To create a forum for women parliamentarians of the Americas to advance the regional gender-equality agenda for shaping the direction and character of emerging societies of the 21st century
  • To build the capacity of parliamentarians to promote and implement gender-equity policies, through the sharing of experiences and best practices
  • To assess the advancement of women thus far and identify key growth areas and tools for their participation in leadership and decision making
  • To submit recommendations to the Plenary Assembly of FIPA, looking ahead to the 4th Summit of the Americas

AGENDA

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Feb11
San José, Costa Rica11th Executive Committee Meeting

Objectives of the meeting: to complete certain administrative formalities necessary for FIPA’s operations as a legal entity, to review contributions paid by member parliaments and discuss the organization’s funding, to discuss activities of the standing work groups, to adopt a public relations strategy for the organization, to discuss preparations for the 4th Plenary Assembly and FIPA’s contribution to the 4th Summit of the Americas, and to pursue discussions pertaining to the planned mission to Haiti.

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