- Aviation Security
- Bilateral Security Agreements
- Border Agreements
- Cooperation in Homeland/Civil Security Matters
- Nuclear Security
- Visa Waiver Program
- Immigration Law
- Critical Infrastructure
- Africa Joint Declaration on Civil Aviation Security. Ministers and high-level officials from States and regional and international organizations met in Abuja on April 12 and 13, 2010 and reaffirmed the need to enhance international aviation security standards and measures in order to respond more effectively to new and emerging threats.
- Asia-Pacific Joint Declaration on Aviation Security. Ministers and representatives from Australia, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam met in Tokyo on March 13, 2010 and issued recommendations.
- Joint Declaration on Civil Aviation Security. Ministers and high-level officials from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, United States, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic, jointly with the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), met in Mexico City on February 17, 2010 and issued recommendations.
- U.S.-EU Joint Declaration on Aviation Security. The Ministers of the Member States of the European Union, together with the Vice President of the European Commission and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America, met January 21, 2010 in Toledo, Spain, to discuss current terrorists threats, in particular the attempted attack on an aircraft approaching Detroit on 25th December 2009, ways to strengthen international security measures and standards for aviation security, and an upcoming global dialogue on securing international travel.
Bilateral Security Agreements
- Secretary Napolitano and Qatari Minister of State for Internal Affairs HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani Sign Letter of Intent on Bilateral Security Initiatives January 2, 2011
Canada-U.S. Framework for the Movement of Goods and People Across the Border During and Following an Emergency (PDF, 2 pages - 47 KB ) May 27, 2009
Framework Agreement on Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations between the U.S. and Canadian Governments (Shiprider Agreement) (PDF, 17 pages - 1.16 MB) May 26, 2009
- Memorandum of Understanding between The United States' Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center and The Royal Canadian Mounted Police On the Dissemination and Exchange of Information (PDF, 6 pages - 1.1 MB) March 3, 2012
Cooperation in Homeland/Civil Security Matters
Agreements between the U.S. and other countries on cooperation in science and technology concerning homeland/civil security matters:
Federal Republic of Germany (PDF, 30 pages - 9.23 MB) - March 16, 2009
France (PDF, 29 pages - 1.48) - December 17, 2008
Israel (PDF, 31 pages - 1.49 MB) - May 29, 2008
Mexico (PDF, 25 pages - 1.21 MB) - April 21, 2008
New Zealand (PDF, 29 pages - 1.30 MB) - January 8, 2010
Sweden (PDF, 24 pages - 1.30 MB) - April 13, 2007
Singapore (PDF, 23 pages - 1.36 MB) - March 27, 2007
Australia (PDF, 25 pages - 92 KB) - September 14, 2005
United Kingdom (PDF, 21 pages - 2.01 MB) - December 8, 2004
Canada (PDF, 12 pages - 115 KB) - June 1, 2004
- United States and European Commission Joint Statement (PDF, 2 pages – 120 KB) – October, 2010
- United States and European Commission Implementing Arrangement (PDF, 5 pages – 379 KB) – November 18, 2010
Joint Statement on supply-chain security (PDF, 6 pages - 391 KB ) June 23, 2011
- DNDO and Croatia Host International Partners at a Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) Nuclear Detection Workshop
- Illicit Trafficking Radiological Assessment Program +10 (ITRAP+10). This program is an effort initiated by the European Union to evaluate and compare the performance of commercially-available European manufactured radiation detection equipment against standards.
- Layered Nuclear Defense: Exterior Layer. The exterior layer comprises the foreign origin, foreign transit and foreign departure sub-layers. We improve radiological and nuclear material detection abroad through efforts that encourage foreign nations or regions to develop and enhance their nuclear detection architectures.
- Layered Nuclear Defense: Trans-Border Layer. The transit and border layer (trans-border) is composed of transit to the U.S. from a foreign port of departure or non-port of departure, as well as passing through the U.S. border prior to entering the U.S. interior. This represents the last opportunity to detect radiological or nuclear materials prior to their arrival onto U.S. territory.
International Information Sharing and Data Privacy
- The Privacy Office is an integral part of the Department's international engagement efforts and provides counsel to the Department on agreements with foreign partners related to the collection and sharing of personal information. Please visit the Privacy Office International Activities page for more information on Privacy Office support for the Department’s international efforts.
Visa Waiver Program
Agreement between the United States of America and the Portuguese Republic on Enhancing Cooperation in Preventing and Combating Crime (PDF, 12 pages - 4.28 MB) June 30, 2009
Portuguese version (PDF, 15 pages - 5.01 MB) June 30, 2009
Interim Declaration with Romania (PDF, 4 pages - 1.22 MB) November 3, 2008
Canada-U.S. Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure
- On July 13, 2010, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety Canada, announced the "Canada-U.S. Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure" designed to strengthen the safety, security, and resilience of critical infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada through an enhanced cross-border approach.
Last Published Date: July 19, 2012