Organization of American States/Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (OAS/CICTE)
The United States works closely with the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism of the Organization of American States. CICTE coordinates efforts to assist OAS Member States to develop the capacity to prevent and defeat terrorism. CICTE's basic objectives, as set forth in the Commitment of Mar del Plata, are to: enhance the exchange of terror-related information among member states, including the establishment of an Inter-American database on terrorism issues; assist member states in drafting appropriate counterterrorism legislation; compile bilateral, sub-regional, regional and multilateral counterterrorism treaties and agreements signed by Member States; promote universal adherence to international counterterrorism conventions; enhance border cooperation and travel documentation security measures; and develop activities for training and crisis management. The U.S. Government provides financial support for CICTE's administration and for the conduct of counterterrorism capacity building training for OAS Member States.