SICOFAA is the entity which serves as the vehicle for engagement and coordination of matters of interest to the commanders/chiefs of staff of all of the Air Forces in the western hemisphere.
A formal proposal to create a permanent legal committee within SICOFAA to serve as a forum for treatment of issues of common interest to the American Air Forces was presented at the CONJEFAMER meeting of late 1993.
Thorny issues of sovereignty, national security, and interface between the military and civilian authorities in the country in which the mishap occurred were examined at length, and, after much debate, study, and drafting, an inter-American aircraft mishap investigation manual was finalized and presented to the SICOFAA Committee on Flight Safety, which recommended it for approval.
From this first conference, grew the System of Cooperation Among the American Air Forces (SICOFAA), with the annual CONJEFAMER as its centerpiece event.
Included is an agreement of "Cooperation Information Exchange Amongst SICOFAA Members Regarding Unidentified Aircraft," which establishes data exchange procedures between member countries when dealing with unidentified flights in the region.