CICTEComité Interamericano Contra el Terrorismo (Spanish: Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism; Organization of American States)
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While CICTE is a useful coordination vehicle for counter-terrorism policies and information, it is not at the center of action, which is driven by the United States' own policies and resource transfers.
Created in 1999 and reinvigorated after the September 11, 2001 attacks, CICTE is a model for regional cooperation on counterterrorism matters, according to the United Nations.
The creation of an Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (known as CICTE on its Spanish name) was proposed during the Second Specialised Conference on Terrorism organised by the OAS at Mar del Plata (Argentina), in November 1998.
At the meeting of the administrators, the President of CICTE was constantly applauded for his interventions.
89) CICTE, "Declaration Strengthening Cyber-Security in the
We encourage CICTE and its members to enhance collaboration with other OAS organizations, such as Inter-American Drug Information System (CICAD) and Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials (CIFFA); international organizations, such as the United Nations Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee (UNCTC), G-8's Roma-Lyon Group and Counterterrorism Action Group, and APEC; and, non-hemispheric countries, such as Spain and Israel.
In January, CICTE identified urgent actions aimed at strengthening inter-American cooperation to prevent, combat, and eliminate terrorism in the Hemisphere.
After the presentation of the certificates, the vice-president of the CICTE, Antonio Mara Sabadell Bizantino, representing the head of the department, professor Anacleto Olo Mibuy, once again pointed out the importance of the training of personnel at the institution:
Joint efforts with the OAS CICTE and UNODC (Vienna), funded by INL, among others, led to two regional workshops in 2010 on the financing of terrorism for legislators, prosecutors, police and financial analysts in Costa Rica (six countries) and The Bahamas (13 countries).
The CICTE has cooperated on border security mechanisms, controls to prevent terrorist funding, and law enforcement and counterterrorism intelligence and information.
Within the framework of the tight schedule to follow during this visit, the Equatoguinean delegation, accompanied by the accredited Republic of Equatorial Guinea Ambassador to China, Germn Ekua Sima Abaga, was received in audience firstly by the vice-president of the Academy of Sciences in China, to whom Sabadell Bizantino passed on a message of gratitude and cordial greetings from the president of CICTE, Anacleto Olo Mibuy.
Reporters from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Government Institutional Web Page went to the CICTE, in order to find out about the work being carried out in this new room.