To help our region “Build a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future,” the United States of America held the Ninth Summit of the Americas last week in Los Angeles. There were thirteen international organizations involved in this summit’s working group that have worked with the US to select a theme that was discussed by participants from the region’s governments, civil society and corporate sector during the ninth summit.
The Summit of the Americas, in contrast to most other high-level diplomatic gatherings, was a contentious concept from the outset. It is the sole hemispheric gathering of leaders from countries in the Americas, making the summit a crucial forum for addressing the common challenges and possibilities facing our area. The summit was held in the United States for the first time since it was initially held in Miami in 1994. It was President Biden’s top priority for the region.
The topic of health care was brought to the forefront, as the region had been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. Expanding health care capacity and preparing for potential pandemics were two major goals of recently revealed regional plans. While simultaneously increasing access to healthcare and public health services for underserved, at-risk, and disadvantaged communities, the Action Plan assisted partners in avoiding future pandemics and other public health crises.
President Joseph R. Biden unveiled the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity, which will promote economic opportunities in the area, foster innovation, and solve the climate issue. The U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Combat Climate Change 2030 was founded by Vice President Kamala Harris. US-Caribbean cooperation on climate adaption and energy security will be boosted by PACC 2030, which offers a framework for increased cooperation.