May 5, 2010 – The Stimson Center and the Stanley Foundation, in collaboration with the Office of the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States, the Secretariat General of the Central American Integration System (SICA), convened a workshop in Panama City, Panama for SICA Member States on implementation of Resolution 1540. The workshop identified intersections between defined in-country needs related to drug trafficking, small arms and light weapons smuggling, and youth gangs, and paired those needs with novel streams of assistance available under UN Security Council Resolution 1540.
The Committee on Hemispheric Security of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) held a hearing on support for Resolution 1540 at the hemispheric level. Stimson Senior Associate Brian Finlay presented on the Next 100 Project, and OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin commended Stimson for its work in the region.
- Agenda – ENGLISH and SPANISH
- SICA Event Summary – ENGLISH and SPANISH
- Remarks of OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin
- Remarks of SICA Secretary General Juan Daniel Alemán Gurdián – ENGLISH and SPANISH
- Presentation of Stimson Senior Associate Brian Finlay – ENGLISH and SPANISH
- Remarks and presentation of Ana María Cerini, 1540 Committee Expert
- Presentation of CARICOM 1540 Coordinator O’Neil Hamilton
- Presentation of Central American Institute for Integration President Mauricio Herdocia Sacasa
- Presentation of Arias Foundation Executive Director Luis Alberto Cordero
- Presentation of Ignacio Ibáñez, Legislative Assistance Program Manager, Inter-American Committee against Terrorism
- Presentation of Julia Khersonsky, Assistant Director for Outreach, Center for International Trade and Security