International Conference in Support of the Central America Security Strategy
20 Jun 2011
23 Jun 2011
Violence and transnational organized crime has become the primary security challenge to Central American democracies. Given the magnitude of the problem, Central American governments and the international community have been working together on a regional security strategy.
The Central American Integration System (SICA) and the government of Guatemala with the support of multilateral organizations and bilateral agencies are holding the International Conference in Support of the Central America’s Security Strategy in Guatemala from June 20-23 to conduct a high-level policy dialogue on the strategy.
The head of states of Central America, Mexico and Colombia, the US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton and high-level representatives of the international community will be meeting to reach a consensus on the capacity building and financial resources needed for the implementation of the citizen security strategy to fight the escalating violence in the region.
This forum will contribute to align multiple actors with the region’s security priorities, integrate and complement regional efforts, facilitate interagency coordination and discuss a portfolio of key regional projects.
Westin Camino Real Hotel, located in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Pre-conference events on the role of-the private sector, civil society, local governments, media and culture- on the security agenda)
Jun 22- 23International Conference
Government officials (The head of states of Central America, Mexico and Colombia, the US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, ministers, among others)
International community (Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, Organization of American States, European Union, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), among others.
Bilateral donors (United States, Spain, Germany, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, among others)
Civil society organizations and local governments
The IDB is one of the biggest multilateral providers of resources for citizen security programs. IDB President, Luis Alberto Moreno will attend this event along with IDB senior officials and citizen security specialists.
Accreditations Process: consists of three steps, applicable for Official Delegations, Members of the Press, and all of those interested in attending the International Conference in Support of the Central America Security Strategy:
1. Visit the Central American Security Commission website http://www.sica.int/csc and download the corresponding accreditation form.
2. Complete the Accreditation Form; make sure to fill all requested information, incomplete forms will be automatically rejected by the system.
3. Send the Accreditation Form to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact: Angela Funez: email@example.com