The 5th Summit Of The Americas Meets

The Fifth Summit of the Americas (VSOA) was held at Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago from April 17 to 19, 2009.

Organizers planned for the Fifth Summit to focus on an wide-ranging theme: "Securing Our Citizens' Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability."

The top issue at the summit was the current economic crisis, which also encompassed issues of access to increased credit and lending from multilateral banks, sub-regional banks and international development banks. Other issues included promoting human prosperity, energy security and environmental sustainability.