3 Key Steps to Stop Human Trafficking

According to a United Nations report, human trafficking generates over $30 billion in annual profits, and there are at least “2.4 million persons who are the victims of trafficking at any one time”. This network of trafficking extends around the world, with victims from 127 countries travelling between 137 recipient countries, according to the same […]

International Juvenile Justice Conference “Making Deprivation of Children’s Liberty a Last Resort: Towards evidence-based policies on alternatives”

I am delighted to accept the invitation to serve as a Member of the Committee of Honour at the 6th International Juvenile Justice Conference “Making Deprivation of Children’s Liberty a Last Resort: Towards evidence-based policies on alternatives” to be held in Brussels in December 2014. I look forward to offering any assistance I can in […]

Observations from the OAS Special General Assembly in Guatemala on the “Drug Problem” in the Americas

I have just returned from the OAS Special General Assembly in Guatemala on the “Drug Problem” in the Americas. I therefore thought it important to offer up some of my personal observations having now been the Secretary of Multidimensional Security at the OAS for 4 plus years and seen this debate evolve. 1) The shift […]

Cyber Security: It’s for all of us

The recent cyber-jacking of millions of personal information attributed to Russian cyber criminals is a perfect opportunity to highlight some of the safety tips and initiatives that the OAS promotes. The STOP.THINK.CONNECT campaign encourages traditional security prevention behavior and calls upon us to use a common sense approach when we step into the online world. […]

OAS and CARICOM IMPACTS sign MoU

I am pleased to announce that the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the 28 of July, 2014 to promote and facilitate cooperation and collaboration aimed at advancing regional security. We expect that the MoU will enable […]

Violence, Crime, and Social Exclusion

Adam Blackwell and Paulina Duarte Complete document including tables, figures, and appendix can be found here Inequality and Security Blackwell- Duarte (First Edition). Text is below: The Americas is a region that in recent decades has experienced significant progress in democracy and human development. However, the region is still beset by the problems of poverty and […]