Secretariat for Multidimensional Security. 08/30/2011. Our Obligations ( According to Executive Order No. 08-01 Rev. 4 of the General Secretariat). To advise the General Secretariat and the OAS political bodies. To support Member States in meeting their international security commitments.
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SMSSecretariat for Mulitdimensional Security
Department of Defense and Hemispheric Security
Inter-American Committee on Terrorism
Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
Department of Public Security
Support the political and affiliated organizations in the Inter-American system.
Support the institutional strengthening of member states in issues of security.
Support the development of legal frameworks in issues of security in Member States.
Support the efforts carried out by Member States in issues related to the prevention and impact of crime and violence.
Support the efforts carried out by Member States as they address organized crime.
Support the efforts of Member States in issues related to other threats to security, such as natural disasters or man-made threats.
Support the Member States’ capacity to develop and gather information as well as with the communication and dissemination of the material related to security themes in the hemisphere.
On Legislative issues: We support member states in the ratification of international instruments, in their adoption and implementation (National Legislation, Models of Legislation and Comparative Analysis).
On issues of Institutional Strengthening: We promote professionalization, accountability processes and specialization of law enforcement agencies, border control agencies, Penal Justice Institutions, Regulatory agencies, Armed forces, civil society and the private sector. We also support member states in the development of information systems within the context of security.
On issues of other threats: Preparation for natural disasters, clearance and protection of critical infrastructure.
On issues of Communication, Information and Dissemination: Maintain an Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, and Observatory on Citizen Security and develop yearly statistical summaries.