INTER-AMERICAN PROGRAM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (2006 – 2009)
(Adopted at the Fourth Plenary Session held on December 5, 2006)
The member states of the OAS recognize that sustainable development requires an
integral approach involving economic, social and environmental elements moving in tandem to
support development, to reduce poverty and to promote equality, equity, and social inclusion.
OAS member states have defined and reiterated their support for sustainable development
in a number of meetings, declarations, and resolutions. In particular, Declarations and Plans of
Action have defined the role of sustainable development and the environment in contributing to
economic, social, educational, and cultural development.