Fifth Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas (MISPA-V)

Civil Society Inputs | Virtual Forum | August, 10- 27, 2015

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Fifth Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas (MISPA-V)In preparation for the Fifth Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas (MISPA-V), to be held on November 19 and 20, 2015, in Lima, Peru, the Department of Public Security, in collaboration with the Department of International Affairs and the Summits of the Americas Secretariat, is pleased to announce the launch of a virtual forum aimed at promoting and facilitating civil society participation in the MISPA process.

The virtual forum from August 10 to 27, 2015 will afford civil society representatives the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences, as well as generate ideas and proposals for the OAS Member States regarding the topic to be discussed at MISPA-V: "Preventing Crime, Violence, and Citizen Insecurity."

Specifically, the ministerial dialogue at MISPA-V will focus on two main topics:

a) Coordination and cooperation to prevent violence, crime, and insecurity;

b) Data and information for the formulation and implementation of public policies for preventing violence, crime, and insecurity.

Participants in the forum will be invited to reflect on these matters in particular and to share their experiences and ideas. Later on, the findings will be compiled, distributed, and submitted for consideration by the Working Group coordinating preparations for the MISPA-V in Lima, Peru.

Organized in coordination with the Summits of the Americas Secretariat, and moderated by Gastón Schulmeister, an academic and specialist in security matters, the virtual forum is open to all participants registered in the Summits Virtual Community (SVC) and to civil society organization registered in the roster of the Organization of American States, pursuant to resolution CP/RES. 759, “Guidelines for the Participation of Civil Society Organizations in OAS Activities.”

For further information, please contact Mr. Michael Bejos (mbejos@oas.org).

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