6th Plenary Assembly - Ottawa, Canada 2009

Ottawa, Canada6th Plenary Assembly

Theme: Prosperity and Cooperation: A New Agenda for the Americas

Objectives of the meeting: to discuss different aspects of prosperity and cooperation in the Americas, including  the global economic and financial crisis, the issue of food security and challenges related to international migrations and human rights, and to develop recommendations for the hemisphere’s parliaments.

Working groups

  • WG1. Financial and Economic Crisis
  • WG2. Food Security
  • WG3. International Migrations and Human Rights
  • Group of Women Parliamentarians. Towards a Gender-Sensitive Legislative Agenda for Development in the Americas



  • The Global Economic and Financial Crisis (Michael Holden - WG1)
  • The Economic and Financial Crisis (Vinita Watson - WG1)
  • Food Security in the Americas – Situation and Policy Options (Frédéric Forge - WG2)
  • Food Security: Institutional Framework and Policy Elements (Juan Carlos García Cebolla - WG2)
  • The Global Food Crisis: Implications for the Developing World (Máximo Torero - WG2)
  • Migration and Human Rights in the Americas (Sandra Elgersma - WG3)
  • International Migration, the Global Economic Crisis, and Human Rights in the Americas (Demetrios G. Papademetriou - WG3)
  • Women and Parliament (Julie Cool - Group of Women Parliamentarians)


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