First Meeting of Federal Countries in the Americas

With the Organization of American States and INAFED, the Forum participated in the "First Meeting of Federal Countries in the Americas” from February 10 to 11, 2005, in Torreón, Mexico. Brazil, Mexico, Canada, the United States of America and St. Kitts & Nevis participated in the event. Organized within the High-level Network on Decentralization, Local Government and Citizen Participation (RIAD), the meeting examined the experiences of federal states in the Americas in decentralization. Representatives from the meeting will be reporting their experiences to the ministerial meeting of RIAD in September 2005.

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