Inaugural speech Mr. José
María Tijerino Pacheco, Minister of Public Security of
event was organized by the General Secretariat of the OAS,
through its Department of Public Security, together with the
Government of Costa Rica. The seminar was held in San Jose,
Costa Rica, on December 1-2, 2010.
meeting is part of the project “Promoting Firearms Marking in
Latin America and the Caribbean” that is being implemented by
the General Secretariat of the OAS, within the framework of the
Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing and
Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Related
Materials (CIFTA), with funding from the Government of the
United States. The objective of the seminar is to raise
awareness on the importance of marking firearms to combat
illicit firearms trafficking. In addition, it seeks to
strengthen cooperation and promote the exchange of information
among government authorities responsible for firearms marking at
the national, regional and international levels.
countries, international, regional, subregional and other
organizations had the opportunity to share their experiences and
summarize the actions undertaken to promote firearms marking and
combat the illicit trafficking.
Documents ( Spanish only)
Agenda del Seminario
Palabras de Adriana Mejía Hernández,
Directora del Departamento de Seguridad Pública de
Palabras de Alison A. Treppel, jefa de la
Sección de Crimen
Organizado Transnacional del Departamento de
Seguridad Pública de la OEA.