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Eighth Regular Session

March 5-7, 2008

Washington DC, United States

Eighth Regular Session of CICTE

 

The Eighth Regular Session of CICTE was successfully held March5-7, 2008 at OAS Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The agenda for CICTE VIII included an in-depth focus on three substantive topics: cyber security, document security and fraud prevention, and port security--trade and safe transportation.  All public documents are available below. The Meeting of government experts to evaluate CICTE�s Pilot Project for Security in Tourism and Recreational Facilities and the Sixth Meeting of National Points of Contact to CICTE were held that same week.  Along with the CICTE Member States, several notable experts from the public and private sectors in the region attended and gave presentations on the key topics.

 

For more information see Meeting of experts and Sixth Meeting National Points of Contact

 

Declaration of Washington DC: Reaffirmation of the Hemispheric commitment to fighting Terrorism

 

Agenda

 

Schedule

 

Speeches:

Remarks by Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General of the OAS

 

Remarks by the Chair of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, His Excellency Amb. Aristides Royo, Permanent Representative of Panama to the OAS

 

Keynote address by the Minister of Defense of Peru, His Excellency Antero Flores Araoz, in the Opening Session

 

Remarks by the Minister of Defense of Peru, His Excellency Mr. Antero Flores-Araoz, on the occasion of Peru being elected Chair of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism for the period 2008-2009

 

 

Reports:

Report of Activities of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism

 

Report of the Chair 2007-2008 of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, Amb. Aristides Royo, Permanent Representative of Panama to the OAS

 

Report of the Republic of Paraguay on the fight against Terrorism: Measures taken in 2007

 

Report of the Rapporteur of the Eigth Regular Session of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism

 

Presentations:

Port Security: Trade and safe transportation in the Hemisphere, Presentation by Mr. Bob Evans, Vice-President, APEC Maritime Security Working Group

 

Document Security and Fraud Prevention an Instrument to Prevent Terrorism Movement Across Borders (Presentation by Mr. Mauricio Siciliano, Machine Readable Travel Documents Officer International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Aviation Security and Facilitation Division)

 

Cyber Security: The Inter-American Watch and Warning Network of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs)  (Presentation by the Department of Information and Technology Services of the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States)

Port Security: Trade and Safe Transportation in the Hemisphere. A Challenge for the Hemisphere (Presentation by Ambassador Jon Glassman, Director of Government Policy, Northrop Grumman Corporation)

Cyber Security. Use of Internet by Terrorist Organizations: Cyber terrorism (Presentation by Commander Luis Fernando Hernandez Garcia, General Office of Police and Civil Guard)

Address by Mr. Mike Smith, Executive Director, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UN CTED) (Delivered at the Second Plenary Session held on March 6, 2008)

 

 

Documents adopted:

 

CICTE Work Plan

 

Resolutions:

Note from the Permanent Mission of Mexico offering to host the ninth Regular Session of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism

 

Resolution: Date and Venue of the Ninth Regular Session of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism

 

List of Participants:

 

List of Participants

 

 

For more information... please contact Mr. Michael Bejos

   
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