• ABOUT US
  • CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
  • CICTE NATIONAL POINTS OF CONTACT
  • RESOURCES

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About Us  

The Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) was created in 1999 by resolution AG/RES. 1650 (XXIX-O/99) of the OAS General Assembly. It is made up of all OAS Member States and is the only regional entity whose purpose is to develop cooperation in order to prevent, combat and eliminate terrorist acts and activities in the Americas.

CICTE meets once a year in a Regular Session in a forum for discussion and decision-making. The Member States designate one or more national contact points with competence in matters of prevention, combat and elimination of terrorism, to serve as the main link between the governments of the Member States to develop cooperation between them and CICTE.

CICTE has a Chair and a Vice Chair, elected from among the Member States, and whose positions last for one year.





In 2002, the Member States approved the creation of an Executive Secretariat of CICTE within the framework of the General Secretariat of the OAS.

CICTE is guided by the principles of the OAS Charter, full respect for the sovereignty of countries, the rule of law and international law and, specifically, by the provisions of the Inter-American Convention against Terrorism.


The Inter-American Convention against Terrorism is a legally binding treaty between the countries of the Americas to prevent, punish and eliminate terrorism. It entered into force in 2003. Currently, 33 OAS Member States have signed the Convention and 24 have ratified it.

The Convention seeks to ensure that the States Parties commit to adopting the necessary measures to strengthen cooperation between them.


CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

The Chair and Vice Chair positions are held by Member States.

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Ecuador

CHAIR

(2024-2025)


 


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Panama

VICE CHAIR

(2024-2025)

CICTE National Points of Contact

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda
Lt. Col. Edward H. Croft
Head of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy
Office of the Prime Minister
[email protected]

Argentina

Argentina
Ministro Fernando Rolandelli
Director de Seguridad Humana, Innovación y Asuntos Tecnológicos Internacionales
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto
[email protected]

Barbados

Barbados
Ian Glyn Branch
Assistant Commissioner - Operations
[email protected]

Belize

Belize
Dawn Mitchell
Ministry of Home Affairs
[email protected]

Bolivia

Bolivia
Daniela Norma Zabala Álvarez
Directora General de Asuntos Jurídicos
Ministerio de Gobierno
[email protected]

Brazil

Brazil

Permanent Mission to the OAS
[email protected]

Canada

Canada
Deborah Gomes-Schultz
Director of International Crime and Terrorism (ICT)
Global Affairs Canada
[email protected]

Chile

Chile
Julio Torres
Jefe de Departamento de Seguridad Humana, Dirección de Seguridad Internacional y Humana
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
[email protected]

Colombia

Colombia

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
[email protected]

Costa Rica

Costa Rica
Marcela Zamora Ovares
Jefe del Departamento de Desarme Terrorismo y Crimen Organizado
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto
[email protected]

Dominica

Dominica
Emile Lancelot
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works, Public Utilities, and the Digital Economy
[email protected]

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic
Embajador Ramón Quiñones
Director de Seguridad y Defensa
Secretaría de Estado de Relaciones Exteriores
[email protected]

Ecuador

Ecuador
Counselor Natalia Espinel
Director of the Inter-American System, , In Charge
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility
[email protected]

El Salvador

El Salvador
Ministro Gustavo Villatoro
Ministro de Justicia y Seguridad Pública
Ministerio de Justicia y Seguridad Pública
[email protected]

Grenada

Grenada
Edvin Martin
Commissioner of Police
Royal Grenada Police Force
[email protected]

Guatemala

Guatemala
Kenneth Rafael Marroquín López
Subdirector de Política Multilateral para Organismos Regionales (SUBORG)
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
[email protected]

Guyana

Guyana
James Singh
Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU)
[email protected]

Haiti

Haiti
Ambassador Leon Charles
Permanent Representative to the OAS
Permanent Mission to the OAS
[email protected]

Honduras

Honduras
Melvin Geovanny García Flores
Sub Comisionado de Policía Jefe de Asuntos Internacionales de la Dirección de Planeamiento, Procedimiento Operativos y Mejora Continua
Policía Nacional de Honduras
[email protected]

Jamaica

Jamaica
Ambassador Alison Stone Roofe
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of National Security
[email protected]

Mexico

Mexico
Eduardo Jaramillo Navarrete
Director General para la ONU
Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores
[email protected]

Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Panama

Panama
Siurania Elizabeth Mirones Castillo
Directora de Organismos y Conferencias Internacionales
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
[email protected]

Paraguay

Paraguay
Ministra Nilda Fátima Acosta Garcete
Directora General de Asuntos Especiales
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
[email protected]

Peru

Peru
Ambassador Luis Felipe Ugarelli Basurto
Director of Multilateral Organizations and Policy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
[email protected]

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Permanent Mission to the OAS
[email protected]

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia
Ambassador Elizabeth Darius-Clarke
Permanent Representative to the OAS
Permanent Mission to the OAS
[email protected]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Syon Shoy
Office of the Commissioner of Police
[email protected]

Suriname

Suriname
Haidi Summerville
Senior Superintendent, Police Inspector (1st Class) Police Corps
Ministry of Justice and Police
[email protected]

The Bahamas

The Bahamas
Bridget Hepburn
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of National Security
[email protected]

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago
Richard Lynch
Deputy Director International Affairs
Ministry of National Security
[email protected]

United States of America

United States of America

U.S. Permanent Mission to the OAS Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs U.S. Department of State
[email protected]

Uruguay

Uruguay
Coronel (R) Rivera Elgue
Subsecretario de Defensa Nacional
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
[email protected]

Venezuela

Venezuela
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