DECLARATION ON AVIATION SECURITY AND REGIONAL AVIATION SECURITY CONFERENCES

Declaration on Aviation Security

 

As a consequence of the continuing and evolving threat to civil aviation, the 37th Session of the ICAO Assembly in October 2010 unanimously adopted the Declaration on Aviation Security, reaffirming Member States’ commitment to strengthen global aviation security.

 

The 37th Assembly Declaration was shaped by a series of Ministerial-level regional conferences promoted by ICAO in 2010. The conferences held in Mexico, Tokyo, Abuja, and Abu Dhabi respectively were successful in building international consensus on critical aviation security priorities and issues, including regional conference declarations. The Assembly Declaration on Aviation Security incorporated the key elements of these regional conference declarations, notably their emphasis on improving and strengthening information collection and sharing, technological cooperation, international standards and efforts to assist States in resolving security deficiencies.

 

Regional Aviation Security Conferences in 2011 and 2012

 

To promote closer cooperation and assist with the implementation of the 37th Assembly Declaration, ICAO is organizing a series of regional aviation security conferences in 2011 and 2012. The first event, held in New Delhi, India, in February 2011, concluded with a Joint Statement on enhancing aviation security that was adopted by 14 participating States. Planning is under way for several other regional conferences

 

Planning is also under way for a global high-level aviation security conference at ICAO Headquarters in September 2012 that is expected to deal comprehensively with all current and emerging security issues. Collectively, the regional aviation security conferences of 2011 and 2012 are expected to build consensus in advance of the global conference of 2012.

 

For more information, please contact the Aviation Security and Facilitation Policy Section.

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