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International Activities

Aviation Security

  • 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.

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Bilateral Security Agreements

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Border Agreements

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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:

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Counterterrorism

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Nuclear Security

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Privacy

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.

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Visa Waiver Program

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Immigration Law

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Critical Infrastructure

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.

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