Agenda IADB Background for Small States Small States

Agenda IADB Background for Small States Small States

Agenda IADB Background for Small States Small States Commission 2009-10 Secretariats Small States Office IADB Natural Disaster Exercise 21-25 Mar Conclusion Mandates and Resolutions IADB Statutes AG/RES.1 (XXXII-E/06) The IADB shall take into account the needs of smaller states whose vulnerability is

greater than the traditional threats and new threats, concerns and other challenges. Mandates and Resolutions AG / RES. 2485 (XXXIX-O/09) Special Security Concerns of Small Island States. AG / RES. 2473 (XL-O/10) Support the activities of the IADB Article 8 The IADB in coordination with the Secretary General and the CSH, continue to provide advisory services to smaller states in accordance with its statute, to support their efforts against threats, concerns and challenges. List of Small Island States and the Caribbean Members of the IADB

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Antigua and Barbuda The Bahamas Barbados Trinidad and Tobago Haiti Suriname Belize Dominican Republic Guyana

Jamaica 9 IADB REPRESENTATIVES IN A TOTAL OF 15 COUNTRIES Non Members of the IADB 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Dominica Grenada St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Vincent & Grenadines

Topics or areas in which the IADB is currently advising 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Search and Rescue Natural disasters White Papers Small States Issues Measures to Promote Confidence and Security 6. Special security concerns of small island States

Mandate Threat Hurricanes Tsunamis Volcanic activity Landslides Climate Change Floods Drought Vulnerability Limited capacity Pandemic exposure Dependence on Foreign Assistance. Lack of redundancy in the

coordination of response Impact Severe destruction loss of economy resources Loss of critical Infrastructure Humanitarian crises Provisional reconstruction capability Training in humanitarian assistance, Institutional capacity and development,

response, No redundancy capability Negative economic and environmental consequences. Critical infrastructure protection, resilience & replacement. Increase International regulations Natural Disaster Manmade disasters

Environmental Total dependence in critical Hazards. infrastructure. Wildfires. Lack of response capacity Accident during transport of Nuclear and other hazardous materials. Stockpiling Change into improper hands Illegal trafficking Selling Stealing Mountain

Urban Maritime-Air Lack of resources. Capacity building Capability acquisition Small Arms, Light Weapons & Ammunitions. Search & Rescue Needs Improve Security Improve disposal of weapons

Ineffective & delayed Capability acquisition response and capacity building. 8 Mandate Threat Impact Needs Lack of White papers Lack of internal policy framework.

Lack of information and research database. Lack of coherent policy framework Lack of transparency, accountability and effective intervention Articulation of the conceptual framework of Defense Policy by Small States Development of the Policy with

performance indicators Improve management and administration of policy Capacity constraints Lack of integration within the region Limited involvement in existing cooperation mechanism. Lack of information sharing Lack of

coordination in efforts against common threats throughout the region. Lack of opportunities for Education, Training Exercises Exchange of information Improve cooperation, coordination and communication within the region

Increase the ties with regional mechanism. Vulnerability Defense Policy Cooperation Emerging Threats Narcotic trafficking Illegal trafficking of small arms & light weapons Illegal trafficking of persons. Gangs Corruption Deportees

Cybercrime HIV/ AIDS Terrorism 10 Identified Needs of Small States Provisional reconstruction capability, Training in humanitarian assistance, Institutional capacity acquisition and development response capability building, Critical infrastructure protection, resilience & replacement. Increase International regulations Improve Security Exchange of information Identified Needs of Small States

Improve disposal of weapons Articulation of the conceptual framework of Defense Policy by Small States Development of the Policy with performance indicators Improve management and administration of policy Improve cooperation, coordination and communication within the region Increase the ties with regional mechanism. IADB Office of Small States Issues The IADB Secretariat has created a new office of Small States Issues to expand cooperation and coordination

with regional and subregional organizations which allows the IADB to better accomplish its mission to advise the OAS with regard to special concerns of small island states in the Caribbean. Office of Small States Issues Secretariat / SAS / Office of Small States Issues: Provides advisory capacity and monitors all matters concerning issues related to the special concerns of small island states of the Caribbean. Coordinates with OAS agencies such as CICAD, CICTE, CIFTA in order to provide better military advise to the OAS in accordance with IADB Statutes and Charters.

We respectfully request that member states consider supporting the IADB with representatives from their law enforcement agencies in this new effort. Natural Disasters Ability to continuously monitor the hemisphere, through the Situation Room of the IADB, to obtain timely information on emergency alert or

occurrences of natural disasters or manmade, to provide timely advice to the Council of Delegates the IADB and this in turn to the OAS General Secretariat and its institutions and agencies, according to the emergency occurred. Natural Disasters Secretariat / Office of Disaster Assistance: advises and monitors all matters relating to disaster issues and participates as a link to: Civilian agencies: IACNDR; CIDI; CEPREDENAC; CDEMA; CAPRADE, ICRC, OCHA, RIMD Military organizations: CEA, CNI; SICOFFAA Interamerican Defense College Seminar on Complex Emergencies and Disasters.

Natural Disasters Conclusion To urge the OAS member states, especially small island states in the Caribbean, to facilitate timely technical assistance, stimulating interest in participating in issues of mutual interest to the IADB and OAS, in order to promote greater interaction and cooperation, in accordance with the status of the IADB and the General Assembly of the OAS.

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