Multidimensional Security

Ensuring the security of the peoples of the Americas is a key pillar of the Organization of American States. Through its Secretariat for Multidimensional Security, the OAS has moved forward to strengthen cooperation on a number of security fronts and to develop regional policies and strategies to address a range of threats. The OAS also works through different avenues in order to provide security aid that is as comprehensive and efficient as possible. The Committee on Hemispheric Security is primarily responsible for formulating and implementing the OAS’ strategies and policies regarding the security of the region.

Committee on Hemispheric Security

Secretariat for Multidimensional Security

Declaration on Security in the Americas

Confidence and Security Building Measures

Military and Defense

Conventions and Treaties related to Hemispheric Security

Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty), Inter-American Treaty of (B-29)

Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Treaty), Protocol of Amendment to the Inter-American Treaty of (B-29(1))

Catalogue of Member States reports on Hemispheric Security Issues

First Meeting of Ministers of Public Security of the Americas, Mexico City, Mexico - October 7 and 8, 2008