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OAS and Trinidad and Tobago Sign Agreement for Upcoming Ministerial Meeting on Public Security

  October 17, 2011

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago have signed an agreement by which the Caribbean country will host the Third Meeting of Ministers of Public Security of the Americas (MISPA) in its capital city, Port of Spain, on November 17 and 18, 2011.

Police management will be the main topic of the meeting between the Ministers of Public Security of the Americas. The subject is considered a key element for achieving improved security strategies and security guarantees for citizens of the Americas.

The document was signed by Ambassador Neil Pasan, Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the OAS, and Ambassador Alfonso Quiñonez, OAS Secretary for External Relations.

MISPA is an opportunity to contribute to the professionalization and modernization of police organizations in the Americas. The dialogue between police authorities of the hemisphere and the exchange of knowledge and experiences will contribute to the strengthening of cooperation mechanisms and collaboration between these organizations in their fight against crime.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: E-900/11