ICAO and the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC),
with the support of the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism
(CICTE) of the Organization of American States (OAS), and the United
Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED),
will hold the first ICAO/LACAC Regional Seminar on Machine Readable
Travel Documents (MRTDs), Biometrics and Security Standards for
the Americas in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 7 to 8 July 2010 at the
Montevideo Holiday Inn.
The event is designed to highlight the relevance of ICAO’s
MRTD Programme to a key provision [2(g)] in Security Council Resolution
1373 (2001) which obliges UN Member States to “prevent the
movement of terrorists or terrorist groups by effective border controls
and controls on issuance of identity papers and travel documents,
and through measures for preventing counterfeiting, forgery or fraudulent
use of identity papers and travel documents”, as well as to
emphasize the fact that complying with ICAO’s MRTD standards
is tantamount to complying with this provision of the resolution.
An exhibition will complement the Seminar and will serve to highlight
important products and services related to MRTDs, biometric identification,
security applications and border inspection systems.
Who should attend
The Seminar will be of particular interest to officials in charge
of establishing national security policies, civil registries, national
and other identity issuers and managers, passport issuing agencies,
immigration, customs, police, civil aviation, facilitation and other
border control and security authorities. Officials from airlines
and airports involved in passenger service systems, handling of
travel documents, facilitation and aviation security will also greatly
benefit from attending the event.
For more information, please contact:
Phone: + 514 954-8219, extension 8165
Fax: + 514 954-5061