The Third Summit of South American Presidents, held in Cusco on December 8, 2004 witnessed the political creation of the South American Community of Nations, a great political project combined with a program of decentralized development. As decided by the Presidents at that meeting, the South American Community of Nations will be shaped through the gradual convergence of the Andean Community and MERCOSUR and Chile, together with Guyana and Suriname.

It has a GDP of 973 billion 613 million dollars, making it the world's fifth-ranking power.
Its population of 361 million people is the world's fourth largest population.
It covers an area of over 17 million square kilometers.
Its export earnings amount to 181 billion 856 million dollars.
It possesses 27% of the world's freshwater sources.
It has eight million square kilometers of forested land and is washed by two oceans.
It is the world's foremost food producer and exporter.
It's stock of hydrocarbon resources will last 100 years.
Some 95 percent of its inhabitants profess a single religion.
Its inhabitants speak two mutually intelligible languages.
It has a common history and shared values.

Union of South American Nations Constitutive Treaty
Brasilia, May 23, 2008
First South American Energy Summit
Margarita Island, Venezuela, April 17, 2007
Declaration of Margarita
Building the Energy Integration of the South

Margarita Island, Venezuela, April 17, 2007
Decisions reached in the Political Dialogue among the Heads of State and of Government
First South American Energy Summit
Margarita Island, Venezuela, April 16, 2007
First Meeting of Heads of State
of the South American Community of Nations

Brasilia, September 30
Declaration on the Convergence of Integration Processes in South America
Declaration on Infrastructure Integration
Program of Action
Presidential Declaration and Priority Agenda
Declaration of Caracas on the occasion of the I Meeting of Ministers of Energy of the South American Community of Nations
Declaration on the Summit South American Community Of Nations / African Union
Declaration on the Follow-Up to The South America – Arab Countries Summit
Declaration on Citizen Security in South America
Recommendations of the Presidents of Uruguay and Venezuela
Address by the Andean Community Secretary General, Ambassador Allan Wagner Tizón, at the Summit of Heads of State of the MERCOSUR Countries, Associated Countries and Guests
Asuncion, June 20, 2005
“Globalization, Integration, and Development:
Towards a new Andean and South American agenda”

Address by Andean Community Secretary General, Ambassador Allan Wagner Tizón, at the opening ceremony of the Fifth Forum of Presidents of the Andean Legislative Powers
Quito, November 25, 2004
CAN Secretary General emphasizes
the political role to be played by the newly-formed Unasur

EFE Agency, Giovanna Ferullo
Porlamar (Venezuela), April 17, 2007
CAN, Mercosur, and ALADI Secretariats advance efforts
to build the South American Community of Nations
Lima, March 2, 2006
Through a Decision approved by consensus
Andean Community grants MERCOSUR countries Associate Membership status

Lima, July 7, 2005
Wagner proposes the South Americanization of the CAN’s financial institutions and macroeconomic policy harmonization
Lima, June 22, 2005
Highest-level authorities of the CAN and MERCOSUR Secretariats hold important working meeting on the South American Community
Lima, March 16, 2005
Experiences of the CAN, EU and Mercosur to be utilized
in building the South American Community of Nations

Lima, March 4, 2005