North American Forum on Integration

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The North American Forum on Integration (NAFI), created in 2002, describes itself as "a non-profit organization devoted to developing North American dialogue and networks." [1]

NAFI states that it "aims to build awareness on issues raised by North American integration and to focus the attention of decision-makers on the importance of the challenges at hand. In this perspective, NAFI intends to periodically bring together principal decision-makers from political, private, labor and academic sectors from Canada, the United States and Mexico." [2]

NAFI Conferences

According to the NAFI website [3]:

  • First NAFI conference 2003: Beyond Free Trade: Strengthening North America, held in Montreal, March 27-28, 2003; attended by 280 people.
  • Second NAFI conference 2004: Forging North American Energy Security, held in Monterrey, Mexico, April 1-2, 2004; "focused on the theme of North American energy resources: oil, natural gas and electricity."
  • Triumvirate 2005: First North American Model Parliament, held in Ottawa, Canada, May 23-27, 2005; "Seventy university students from Canada, Mexico and the United States from 10 different universities participated in this one-of-a-kind event."
  • Triumvirate 2006: Second North American Model Parliament, held in the Mexican Senate, May 22-26, 2006; about 15 universities were invited to attend "a parliamentary meeting between Canadian, Mexican and American national and sub-national parliamentarians. Each participant will have to represent a country other than their own, and adopt resolutions regarding real issues faced by the NAFTA partners."
  • Triumvirate 2007: Third North American Model Parliament to be held in the United States, May 20-25, 2007, "themes will tackle notably the creation of a customs union, environmental issues and telecommunications."

Conference Reports

Board of Directors

Biographical profiles are available on the NAFI website here.

Contact Information

4519 Saint - Denis
Montreal (Quebec)
Canada H2J 2L4
Phone: 1 514 844-8030
FAX: 1 514 844-2030
Email: info AT

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