The Tourism Security Program of the OAS-CICTE began as a pilot project in 2006 in the Caribbean countries and expanded to the countries of Latin America through the support of the Government of Canada. Currently, the program seeks to increase the professional and technical experience of public and private security officials in the OAS member states that depend on tourism.

The program encourages the creation of public-private partnerships to guarantee security in tourist destinations. CICTE training activities are developed specifically for a public-private audience, and are structured to encourage law enforcement authorities and other public officials to coordinate and cooperate with private sector security managers working in tourism and recreational facilities.


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The program conducts specialized training and security courses for the tourism industry in selected destinations, creating a network of relevant stakeholders from the public and private sectors and identifying best practices, needs and priorities.

Three groups of activities:

  • Basic training courses on tourism security: 11 workshops held, 7 of them in Mexico (Los Cabos, Querétaro, Playa del Carmen, Tijuana, Mazatlan, Puebla and Parras) and the rest in Honduras, Belize, Barbados and Santa Lucia.
  • Integrated tourism security plans through the establishment of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and specialized training in risk management: Preparation of the plans of Jamaica and Costa Rica.
  • Prevention of crime in tourist destinations: specialized training in Risk Management and Crime Prevention for Tourist Destinations in Antigua and Barbuda, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

Strategic Partners

Government of Canada
Government of Mexico
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Carabineros Chile
Hudson Trident


Meeting of Consultation of the States Parties to the Inter-American Convention Against Terrorism

CICTE holds an annual meeting to promote dialogue and promote the exchange of experiences and practices aimed at preventing and countering terrorism in the Hemisphere.


During the implementation of the project 16 destinations were visited, in 11 countries, providing two different types of training: Basic Tourism Security Workshops and Risk Management for Tourism Destinations, and assisting with the development of Tourism Security Plans.

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The Organization of American States (OAS), through its Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (OAS/CICTE), and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) are proud to launch a new publication called Security Planning on a Large Scale: A Practical Manual.

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