Date: Thursday 2 (starting at 2:00 p.m.) to Friday 3 February 2017
Location: Antigua and Barbuda
Venue: Jolly Beach Resort, Bolans Village
Participants to the ICAO TRIP Workshop on Air Travel Border Control Management in the Caribbean Region, Antigua and Barbuda, 2-3
The ICAO TRIP Workshop on Air Travel Border Control Management (BCM) in the Caribbean Region is a significant step in carrying out the Canada-funded project "Strengthening Border Control Management in the Caribbean Region", which is implemented by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in cooperation with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).
The Workshop provided representatives from government authorities in charge of air border control management, including civil aviation, foreign affairs, immigration, customs, passport office and border control and law enforcement authorities with a working environment to identify and discuss challenges and best practices related to air travel border control management specific to the Caribbean region.
The breakout sessions, facilitated by experts from ICAO, States and Regional and International organizations, will covered topics such as Advance Passenger Information (API), Passenger Name Record (PNR), ePassports and the Public Key Directory (PKD) and other border control management tools. The workshop concurrently served to further advance regional initiatives related to border security carried forward by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), two Regional Organizations that worked with ICAO for this event.
Furthermore, the discussions held during the Workshop provided input for developing the ICAO TRIP Guide for Border Control Management. The ICAO TRIP Guide on BCM will become available to States and to the international community by the end of 2017.
The Workshop was preceded by the ICAO TRIP Regional Seminar and Exhibition from 31 January to 2 February 2017 (12:30 AM), that is took place at the same venue.
Kindly note that this event is by invitation ONLY.
News release by the ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu: http://www.icao.int/Newsroom/Pages/icao-trip-seminar-strengthens-border-control-efforts-in-the-caribbean.aspx
For more information, please contact Karine Boulet Gaudreault, ICAO TRIP Project Officer (KBoulet@icao.int).