ParlAmericas is an independent network composed of national legislatures of 35 states from North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean. Members of ParlAmericas are committed to promoting parliamentary participation in the inter-American system. They are also engaged in developing inter-parliamentary dialogue on relevant hemispheric issues. Through meetings and training opportunities, year-round discussion, and follow-up action, ParlAmericas members uphold their commitment to improving hemispheric dialogue, and advancing the objectives of the organization:
To contribute to the development of inter-parliamentary dialogue in dealing with issues on the hemispheric agenda
To increase the sharing of experiences, dialogue, and inter-parliamentary cooperation on issues of common interest to member states
To help strengthen the role of the legislative branch in democracy, and in the promotion and defence of democracy and human rights
To promote the harmonization of legislation, and development of legislation among member states
To contribute to the process of integration as one of the most appropriate instruments for sustainable and harmonious development in the hemisphere
They are committed to improving and enhancing national and hemispheric democratic processes by providing a leadership forum that channels a continuous conversation on key issues of common concern throughout the Americas.
ParlAmericas will exercise significant influence in hemispheric dialogue on key common issues raised by parliamentary institutions and their members. It will also be an inspiring model for the sharing of enhanced practices to better serve the people of the Americas.
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