Presentation on theme: "Agenda IADB Background for Small States Small States Commission 2009-10 Secretariats Small States Office IADB Natural Disaster Exercise 21-25 Mar Conclusion."— Presentation transcript:
Agenda IADB Background for Small States Small States Commission 2009-10 Secretariats Small States Office IADB Natural Disaster Exercise 21-25 Mar Conclusion
Mandates and Resolutions Mandates and Resolutions IADB Statutes AG/RES.1 (XXXII-E/06) The IADB shall take into account the needs of smaller states whose vulnerability is greater than the traditional threats and new threats, concerns and other challenges.
Mandates and Resolutions Mandates and Resolutions AG / RES. 2485 (XXXIX-O/09) Special Security Concerns of Small Island States. AG / RES. 2473 (XL-O/10) Support the activities of the IADB Article 8 The IADB in coordination with the Secretary General and the CSH, continue to provide advisory services to smaller states in accordance with its statute, to support their efforts against threats, concerns and challenges.
1.Dominica 2.Grenada 3.St. Kitts and Nevis 4.St. Lucia 5.St. Vincent & Grenadines 9 IADB REPRESENTATIVES IN A TOTAL OF 15 COUNTRIES 1.Antigua and Barbuda 2.The Bahamas Barbados 3.Trinidad and Tobago 4.Haiti 5.Suriname 6.Belize 7.Dominican Republic 8.Guyana 9.Jamaica Members of the IADB Non Members of the IADB List of Small Island States and the Caribbean List of Small Island States and the Caribbean
Topics or areas in which the IADB is currently advising Topics or areas in which the IADB is currently advising 1.Search and Rescue 2.Natural disasters 3.White Papers 4.Small States Issues 5.Measures to Promote Confidence and Security 6.Special security concerns of small island States
MandateThreatVulnerability Impact Needs Natural Disaster Hurricanes Tsunamis Volcanic activity Landslides Climate Change Floods Drought Limited capacity Pandemic exposure Dependence on Foreign Assistance. Lack of redundancy in the coordination of response Severe destruction loss of economy resources Loss of critical Infrastructure Humanitarian crises Provisional reconstruction capability Training in humanitarian assistance, Institutional capacity and development, response, Manmade disasters Environmental Hazards. Wildfires. Accident during transport of Nuclear and other hazardous materials. Total dependence in critical infrastructure. Lack of response capacity No redundancy capability Negative economic and environmental consequences. Critical infrastructure protection, resilience & replacement. Increase International regulations Small Arms, Light Weapons & Ammunitions. StockpilingChange into improper hands Selling Stealing Illegal traffickingImprove Security Improve disposal of weapons Search & Rescue Mountain Urban Maritime-Air Lack of resources. Capacity building Capability acquisition Ineffective & delayed response Capability acquisition and capacity building. 8
Defense Policy Lack of White papers Lack of internal policy framework. Lack of information and research database. Lack of coherent policy framework Lack of transparency, accountability and effective intervention Articulation of the conceptual framework of Defense Policy by Small States Development of the Policy with performance indicators Improve management and administration of policy Cooperation Capacity constraints Lack of integration within the region Limited involvement in existing cooperation mechanism. Lack of information sharing Lack of coordination in efforts against common threats throughout the region. Lack of opportunities for Education, Training Exercises Exchange of information Improve cooperation, coordination and communication within the region Increase the ties with regional mechanism. MandateThreatVulnerability Impact Needs
Narcotic trafficking Illegal trafficking of small arms & light weapons Illegal trafficking of persons. Gangs Corruption Deportees Cybercrime HIV/ AIDS Terrorism 10 Emerging Threats
Identified Needs of Small States Provisional reconstruction capability, Training in humanitarian assistance, Institutional capacity acquisition and development response capability building, Critical infrastructure protection, resilience & replacement. Increase International regulations Improve Security Exchange of information
Identified Needs of Small States Improve disposal of weapons Articulation of the conceptual framework of Defense Policy by Small States Development of the Policy with performance indicators Improve management and administration of policy Improve cooperation, coordination and communication within the region Increase the ties with regional mechanism.
IADB Office of Small States Issues IADB Office of Small States Issues The IADB Secretariat has created a new office of Small States Issues to expand cooperation and coordination with regional and subregional organizations which allows the IADB to better accomplish its mission to advise the OAS with regard to special concerns of small island states in the Caribbean.
Office of Small States Issues Office of Small States Issues Secretariat / SAS / Office of Small States Issues: Provides advisory capacity and monitors all matters concerning issues related to the special concerns of small island states of the Caribbean. Coordinates with OAS agencies such as CICAD, CICTE, CIFTA in order to provide better military advise to the OAS in accordance with IADB Statutes and Charters. We respectfully request that member states consider supporting the IADB with representatives from their law enforcement agencies in this new effort.
Natural Disasters Natural Disasters Ability to continuously monitor the hemisphere, through the Situation Room of the IADB, to obtain timely information on emergency alert or occurrences of natural disasters or manmade, to provide timely advice to the Council of Delegates the IADB and this in turn to the OAS General Secretariat and its institutions and agencies, according to the emergency occurred.
Natural Disasters Natural Disasters Secretariat / Office of Disaster Assistance: advises and monitors all matters relating to disaster issues and participates as a link to: Civilian agencies: IACNDR; CIDI; CEPREDENAC; CDEMA; CAPRADE, ICRC, OCHA, RIMD Military organizations: CEA, CNI; SICOFFAA Interamerican Defense College Seminar on Complex Emergencies and Disasters.
Conclusion Conclusion To urge the OAS member states, especially small island states in the Caribbean, to facilitate timely technical assistance, stimulating interest in participating in issues of mutual interest to the IADB and OAS, in order to promote greater interaction and cooperation, in accordance with the status of the IADB and the General Assembly of the OAS.
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