Report of the Chair of CICTE

Work Plan

Fifteenth Regular Session of CICTE

The Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) held its Fifteenth Regular Session, March 19-20 where Member States adopted a declaration on “Protection of Critical Infrastructure from Emerging Threats,” and elected its new authorities for the next period. Paraguay was elected as Chair Chile as Vice Chair.  

In the declaration, the OAS member countries establish “their commitment to identifying and combating emerging terrorist threats, regardless of their origin or motivation, such as threats to critical infrastructure, and cyber security, among others.” In addition, they declare “their willingness to identify and promote, when deemed appropriate, in accordance with domestic laws, forms of public-private partnerships in the fight against terrorism, and in connection with critical infrastructure and cyber security.”

In addition the member states adopted the 2015Work Plan, which includes a program of activities for the following areas: 1) Border Controls: Maritime Safety; Aviation Security; Security of Documents and Prevention of Fraud; Immigration and Customs Controls; and Assistance for the implementation of Resolution 1540 of the UN Security Council. 2) Legislative Assistance and Combating Terrorism Financing: Legislative Assistance; and Combating Terrorism Financing. 3) Protection of Critical Infrastructure: Cyber security; Tourism Security; Critical Infrastructure Protection; and Global Supply Chain Security. 4) Strengthening Strategies on Emerging Terrorist Threats: Crisis Management; and Workshops. 5) International Coordination and Cooperation.

The Declaration urges the OAS member states who have not yet done so, “to sign, ratify, or accede to as the case may be, and to implement in an effective way, the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism, and the other pertinent universal legal instruments,” as well as the resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council related to combating terrorism.

In the same meeting, the member states decided that the sixteenth period of sessions of CICTE will be held on February 25 and 26 at the headquarters of the OAS in Washington, DC, and Panama announced its intention to seek the Vice Chair for the 2016-2017period.


List of Participants

Discursos y Presentaciones

  • Address by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, His Excellency José Miguel Insulza

    Languages: Spa | Eng

  • Strategic Plan of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism, Executive Secretary Sr. Neil Klopfenstein

    Languages:  Eng

  • Address by CICTE's Chair 2014-2015

    Languages:  Eng

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