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February 20 2003 | Panama City, Panama

2nd Plenary Assembly


Challenges and Opportunities for Hemispheric Integration


  • To discuss challenges and opportunities for hemispheric integration, including the Summit of the Americas process
  • To discuss the importance of the International Criminal Court, the process of negotiating the FTAA, international cooperation to combat terrorism, the work of the OAS in consolidating the democratic process in the Americas
  • To discuss the scope of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and to develop recommendations for the hemisphere’s parliaments

WORKING GROUPS 1. The Interaction of Tax Policy and Trade, Economic Growth, and Social Development 2. The Impact of Economic and Financial Crises in the Region 3. The Free Trade Area of the Americas Negotiations 4. Group of Women Parliamentarians