Managing Across Boundaries (MAB) co-hosted a conference in Bogota, Colombia with the Government of Colombia and the Stanley Foundation, focusing on building broader security and economic capacity building in Andean region states under the auspices of implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (UNSCR 1540), a nonproliferation measure.
The meeting’s agenda featured senior Colombian government officials, representatives from Bolivia, Equator, Peru, Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States, and a statement prepared by Ambassador Baso Sangqu, the UNSCR 1540 Committee Chairman. Representatives of the Governments of Canada, Finland, Japan and the United States, as well as several multilateral and sub-regional organizations, civil society groups, and private industry firms also participated in the meeting.
MAB’s Andean region engagement is part of the program’s effort to bridge the security/development divide worldwide. The “dual benefit” focuses on national and/or regional needs in developing and emerging economics and identifies linkages by which to connect them to novel streams of assistance through international mandates and private public partnerships for mutual benefit.
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