Training of Trainers in the “Engaging Youth in Prevention” Curriculum
The event is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD) of the OAS and the goal is to train the trainers from Latin America and the Caribbean who will help disseminate the “Engaging Youth in Prevention” Curriculum, which seeks to build the capacity of youth and promote their leadership in drug demand reduction. This curriculum provides this sector of the population with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to develop and implement youth-led drug use prevention action plans in their communities. This training is by invitation only.
The cultural initiative "Being Women at ESMA" invites to reflect on the impact of dictatorships and armed conflicts on women, through a tour of testimonies of women who were imprisoned at the Escuela Mecánica de la Armada (ESMA), a Clandestine Detention, Torture and Extermination Center, during the dictatorship in Argentina. It is organized by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
WHEN:March 1 to 31 WHERE: Marcus Garvey Gallery, Organization of American States, 17th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington. DC, 20006.
VII Workshop "Healthy development in violence-free environments"
The workshop aims to exchange views on public policies for children and adolescents that promote healthy development and prevent violence, through the exchange of significant practices and the search for solutions to the various problems faced by children and their families. It is organized by the Inter-American Children's Institute of the OAS (IIN) of the OAS, in conjunction with the Ministry of Children and Adolescents of Paraguay and the Network of Civil Society Organizations for Early Childhood.
WHEN: March 2 and 3. WHERE: Tobatí, Department of Cordillera, Paraguay.
Applications are Open for the Upcoming ACE in Seattle - United States
The OAS and the Government of the United States invite applications from decision-makers from the public, private and academic sectors for the next Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) to be held in Seattle, United States, from May 14-19, 2023. The week-long program is intended for Ministers, Secretaries, CEOs, Trade and Investment Officials, Presidents of Agencies and Chambers of Commerce, entrepreneurs, foreign ministers and d other economic development leaders. Participants will have the opportunity to visit and explore partnerships with entities such as Amazon, Boeing, the University of Washington, the ports of Everett and Tacoma, among others. The ACE seeks to strengthen regional cooperation and boost business development, trade and investment.
WHEN:March 3. WHERE: Seattle, Washington, United States.
186th Period of Sessions and Public Hearings of the IACHR
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will hold its 186th session in person at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the United States. During these sessions, 17 public hearings will be held to listen to and dialogue with users of the Inter-American Human Rights System (IAHRS), civil society and States to receive updated information on human rights issues in OAS member countries, or on petitions, cases and precautionary measures, as well as several meetings and promotional events.
WHEN: March 6 to 10. WHERE:University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Online Course: Operational Management of Warehouses in the Port Logistics Chain
The course -available by invitation only- is intended for officials of National Port Authorities of OAS member states, who will learn about the integration of operations and their development in port warehouses. This course is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the OAS within the framework of its Scholarship and Training Program, in collaboration with the National Port Authority (APN) of Peru.
Online Course: "Program for the Development and Promotion of the English Language in Port Activity"
The course -available by invitation only- is intended for officials of national port authorities of OAS member states, who will develop communication skills, oral and written, in the English language. This course is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the OAS within the framework of its Scholarship and Training Program, in collaboration with the National Port Training Center (CENCAPOR) of the Port of Buenos Aires. The course will be conducted in English.
National Workshop on Illegal Mining Control in Ecuador
The workshop is intended for prosecutors, investigators, tax and customs authorities, financial intelligence analysts and members of agencies involved in the fight against illegal mining in Ecuador, with the objective of learning how illegal mining is carried out in Ecuador and how to combat it from the judicial system. The workshop is organized by the Department of Transnational Organized Crime (DDOT) of the OAS, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the U.S. Department of State; the Attorney General's Office of Ecuador; and the Financial and Economic Analysis Unit of Ecuador (UAFE).
Gender and Diversity in International Cyberspace Peace and Security
This event aims to promote a dialogue among participants in the Open-Ended Working Group on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the context of International Security (UN OEWG-ITC), on gender mainstreaming in multilateral cybersecurity processes. Ideas for advancing gender approaches to cybersecurity and promoting women's meaningful participation in international peace and security in cyberspace will be discussed. The event is organized by CICTE's Cybersecurity Program of the OAS, and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).
WHEN:March 9 from 13:15 EST to 14:30 EST (18:15-19:30 GMT). WHERE:United Nations Headquarters, New York.
Webinar: "Port Cybersecurity: A Challenge for an Efficient Logistics Chain"
The webinar is directed at port officials from the public and private sector of OAS member states and aims to identify and analyze the likelihood of a threat to exploit vulnerabilities in relation to cyber risk management in ports by organized crime. The webinar is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the OAS and its Strategic Partner, the ISPS Mexico International Network in the framework of its Scholarship and Training Program.
The objective of the discussion is to highlight the importance of play in childhood development, the support of cultural rights and interculturality through playful practices. The meeting is intended for technicians and professionals working in the field with children and adolescents, teachers, researchers and the general public interested in the subject and is organized by the Inter-American Children's Institute of the OAS (IIN) of the OAS.
WHEN:March 9. WHERE: Online.
More information availablehere. (Available only in Spanish).
Seminar: "Women, Peace and Security"
The seminar aims to reflect on the participation and meaningful inclusion of women in the Armed Forces in the military environment. It is free to participate and is aimed at military and civilian personnel from any of the OAS member states and observer countries. It is organized by the Committee on Hemispheric Security of the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB).
Technical Assistance: Mentoring Program for Trinidad and Tobago CSIRT
WHEN:March 10. WHERE:Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
MISP Training for the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB)
The OAS/CICTECybersecurity Program will provide virtual training on the Malware Information Reporting Platform (MISP) to 30 military members of the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB), as part of the collaboration agreement between CICTE and the IADB. The MISP project is a tool that facilitates the analysis of threats and the exchange of information and structured taxonomies on cyberthreats of free use and its main objective is that the armed forces belonging to the IADB know this tool to share information on cyber threats to strengthen their cybersecurity capabilities.
39th Meeting of the Committee of Experts of MESICIC
The Committee of Experts of the OAS Mechanism for Follow-up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) will hold its Thirty-ninth Meeting, which seeks, among other objectives, to adopt the anti-corruption report of Uruguay and consider the revised version of the proposed indicators for the protection of whistleblowers and witnesses of acts of corruption. The meeting is organized by the Department of Legal Cooperation (DCJ) of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SAJ) of the OAS, in its capacity as Technical Secretariat of MESICIC.
Within the framework of the 39th Meeting of the Committee of Experts of MESICIC, a Special Session open to the public will be held for representatives of international organizations, non-governmental organizations and States Parties to MESICIC to present their developments and experiences in the area of corruption and gender. The session is organized by the Department of Legal Cooperation (DCJ) of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SAJ) of the OAS.
In the framework of the 39th Meeting of the Committee of Experts of MESICIC, Member States will exchange best practices in preventing and combating corruption in the hemisphere. The session is organized by the Department of Legal Cooperation (DCJ) of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SAJ) of the OAS.
Training Workshop on the Monitoring and Evaluation of Drug Treatment Courts
The workshop is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (SE- CICAD) of the OAS in collaboration with the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, as part of the project “Establishing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Mechanisms for Impact Evaluation of the Drug Treatment Court (DTC) Model.” It seeks to strengthen the implementation of evidence-based DTC programs in participating Spanish-speaking countries, and is intended for criminal justice system operators and other professionals involved in these programs.
The event is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD) of the OAS within the framework of the Project to Strengthen the Mexican Observatory of Mental Health and Drug Use of the National Commission against Addictions (OMSMCD-CONADIC, by its Spanish-language acronym). The objective is to provide the audience with the most up-to-date information on new psychoactive substances (NPS), opioids, and other emerging drugs, in addition to the latest advances in developing early warning systems (EWS). This event is by invitation from CONADIC only.
WHEN:March 15, (10:00 EST to 13:30 EST) (15:00 to 18:30 GMT). WHERE: Online.
6th Gender Dialogue among Ministries of Labor: Towards a rights-based paid domestic work
This Hemispheric Dialogue will gather representatives of the gender and inspection areas within the Ministries of Labor to share strategies and prepare recommendations to ensure full compliance with labor laws in paid domestic work, an occupation characterized by precarious working conditions, highly feminized and where multiple variables of discrimination intersect. This is an activity of the Network of Gender Focal Points of the RIAL/OAS of the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE) of the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI), and has the support of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM).
WHEN:March 15, (10:00 EST to 13:00 EST) (15:00 to 18:00 GMT). WHERE: Online.
Side Event: “Strengthening Drug Supply Control Policies and Strategies Via Evidence-based Approaches”
This event, organized by the Executive Secretariat CICAD of the OAS within the framework of the 66th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, will address best practices and tools for the formulation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and updating of policies and strategies on illicit drug supply, through evidence-based approaches. Likewise, the OAS/CICAD will present the Report on Drug Supply in the Americas and the MEM national evaluation reports on the subject. The event is supported by Canada, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, and Uruguay.
Webinar: "Closing the Gap: Gender Equity for Port Competitiveness"
The webinar, aimed at port officials from the public and private sectors of OAS Member States, will address the importance of gender equity in the maritime-port sector and its progress towards inclusive competitiveness. It is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the OAS within the framework of its Scholarship and Training Program and will be held in English.
Inter-American Week for People of African Descent in the Americas
The Organization of American States (OAS) will commemorate the VI Annual Inter-American Week for People of African Descent in the Americas under the theme "Fighting the Racism Inherited from Slavery through Transformative Education in the Americas." The activities are designed to highlight transformative education as a tool to combat the deep-rooted historical legacy of slavery and to generate new perspectives and actions and raise awareness on the issue. Activities, which will take place both at the Organization's Headquarters and National Offices, will include a Special Session of the Permanent Council to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, among other events.
WHEN:March 20-25. WHERE: Organization of American States
The event is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD), of the OAS, within the framework of the project entitled ‘Early Warning Systems in Response to Opioids and New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in Latin America and the Caribbean’. The event, aimed at countries with an already-established EWS, will share information on emerging substances and other drug threats, discuss the challenges facing EWS and, determine the needs of participating countries to improve and strengthen their systems. This event is by invitation only.
Refresher Course for the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC)
The course is organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the OAS in collaboration with the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) Mexico Chapter. It is aimed at professionals in charge of coordinating or implementing substance use treatment programs. The main objective is to prepare Mexican experts for the submission of the International Certified Addiction Professional exam (ICAP) offered by the Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC). This course is by invitation only.
Call for Entries Deadline: Maritime Award of the Americas 2023
The "Maritime Award of the Americas 2023" recognizes successful practices in the maritime and port sectors of the hemisphere that demonstrate excellence, innovation, leadership, sustainability and replicability. It is aimed at public and private ports, terminals, national port authorities, and/or companies and institutions in the maritime-port sector of the OAS member states. This recognition is organized by the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the OAS, in collaboration with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), the Latin American Society of Marine Oil Terminal Operators and Single-Buoy Mooring (SLOM) and other OAS entities.
Experts from Costa Rica and Ecuador, together with representatives of the OAS, will hold meetings with government institutions and civil society organizations during the virtual visit to the Dominican Republic. The objective is to gather information to prepare a report with recommendations for the Dominican Republic to strengthen its laws and institutions on issues such as bank secrecy, transnational bribery, tax benefits, extradition and illicit enrichment. The virtual visit is organized by the Department of Legal Cooperation (DCJ) of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SAJ) of the OAS, in its capacity as Technical Secretariat of MESICIC.
"National Workshop on Supply Chain Security in Free Trade"
The workshop is intended for free zone trade operators in Paraguay interested in improving supply chain security through the Authorized Economic Operator Program. This event is organized by the Supply Chain Security Program of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the OAS in collaboration with the National Customs Directorate of Paraguay (DNA) and the Agricultural Systems and Technology to Facilitate Trade in Paraguay (T-FAST) Project.
WHEN: March 28-29. WHERE:Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.
Workshop: "Special Investigative Techniques and Mutual Legal Assistance on Illicit Financial Flows" in Colombia
The workshop is aimed at officials of the Directorate of International Affairs, prosecutors and investigators of the Specialized Directorate of Money Laundering (DECLA) and the Specialized Directorate of Extinction of Domain Rights (DEEDD) of the Attorney General's Office of Colombia (FGN), with the objective of strengthening capacities in the application of international cooperation, special investigative techniques and the effective processing of requests for mutual legal assistance on illicit financial flows in money laundering and extinction of domain, among other topics. It is organized by the Department of Transnational Organized Crime (DTOC); the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the U.S. Embassy in Colombia; and the Colombian Attorney General's Office (FGN).
Official Launch of the Friendly Version of General Comment No. 25
The Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN) of the OAS launches a friendly version of the General Comment No. 25 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the rights of the child in relation to the digital environment, prepared by children and adolescents, with a language accessible to their peers. The launch of this document will take place through a discussion that will include participants of the process along with key actors, who will reflect on the promotion and protection of rights in this area.
WHEN: March 28. WHERE:Online.
More information available here. (Available only in Spanish)
Wednesday, March 29
Virtual Training Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of National Drug Policies, Strategies, and Plans
The objective of this virtual two-day training workshop, organized by the Executive Secretariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES-CICAD) of the OAS, is to support Latin American member states in preparing a monitoring and evaluation plan for their national drug policies, strategies, or plan. This event is aimed at policymakers, program managers, and other professionals responsible for the formulation of drug policy. The workshop will be conducted in Spanish.
WHEN:March 29, 10:00 EST to 12:30 EST (15:00 to 17:30 GMT). WHERE:Online.
IV Hemispheric Seminar on Public Policies, Legislation and Regulation: Integrated Legislation for Port Modernization
This seminar is intended for port officials from the public and private sectors of OAS member states and will provide them with an international platform for public-private dialogue at the highest level to address key aspects of legislation in the context of port modernization. The seminar is organized by the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the OAS in collaboration with the National Ports Administration (ANP) of Uruguay.
Subregional Workshop on Supply Chain Security and Border Cities
This sub-regional workshop will bring together top Customs representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Panama and Paraguay to address supply chain security threats and vulnerabilities, the role of dual-use and CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) control agencies at border crossings, Mutual Recognition Agreements and the region's experiences in this area. This event is organized by the Supply Chain Security Program of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE).
Photo Contest: "Building a Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Future"
The Summits of the Americas Secretariat and the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) of the OAS are holding the Photography Contest: "Building a Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Future" aimed at professional and amateur photographers of the Americas. The contest aims to artistically portray realities, challenges and/or solutions in the hemisphere related to the five thematic axes of the IX Summit of the Americas (Health and Resilience, Democratic Governance, Green and Sustainable Future, Clean, Sustainable and Renewable Energy and Digital Transformation), held in Los Angeles, California, United States, in June 2022.