Bridging the Security and Development Divide in the Americas

October 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Organization of American States

Stimson, the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Albert Ramdin, and the Stanley Foundation hosted a luncheon reception titled, "Bridging the security and development divide in the Americas: a look at the past, present, and the future implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540." The event highlighted the Managing Across Boundaries (MAB) program's continued work and progress in the region in cooperation with the OAS, the Stanley Foundation and the Government of Finland. It also served as the launch of the latest publication in MAB's Beyond Boundaries series: Beyond Boundaries in the Andean Region: Bridging the Security/Development Divide with International Security Assistance 

The reception featured an introduction by Ellen Laipson, President and CEO, Stimson, and remarks by Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Ritva Koukku-Ronde, Ambassador of Finland to the United States, O'Neil Hamilton, Regional Coordinator for the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and Erick Vílchez, Director of Security, the Central American Integration System (SICA).

To view the video presentation from the event, "UNSCR 1540: Towards a Safe, Secure World," please click here.


From left to right: O'Neil Hamilton, Brian Finlay, Ellen Laipson, Ambassador Albert Ramdin, and Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde