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9th Summit of the Americas Inter-American Action Plan on Democratic Governance


(Adopted by the Heads of State and Government on June 9, 2022)

We, the Heads of State and Government of the Americas, meeting in Los Angeles, California, United States of America, June 8-10, 2022, for the Ninth Summit of the Americas,

UNDERSCORING that upholding our commitment to democracy has been an essential component of each Summit of the Americas, beginning with the first Summit in 1994 in Miami;

UNDERSTANDING that the effectiveness of democratic governance and democratic institutions is based on transparent, sustainable, and inclusive public administration for the population of our States as a whole, and that this includes the protection and promotion of all human rights;

ENCOURAGING increased attention with respect to members of groups that have been historically marginalized, discriminated against, and/or in vulnerable situations, as well as all women and girls, taking into account their diverse conditions and situations, in a manner consistent with national legislation and international law;1/2/

PLEDGE to implement by the Tenth Summit of the Americas the following actions, in coordination with civil society, the private sector, and other social actors, with the support of the Joint Summit Working Group, to strengthen confidence in our democracies by fulfilling our commitments on democracy, human rights, transparent governance and good regulatory practices, anticorruption, and the rule of law:

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