WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO LISBON –
25th-27th APRIL 2023
Online Registration Open – Click here for Registration Information >>
The World Border Security Congress aims to promote collaboration, inter-agency cooperation and information/intelligence sharing amongst border agencies and agencies at the border to better engage and tackle the increasing threats and cross border security challenges that pertain in today’s global environment.
Border agencies and agencies at the border can benefit from the ‘Closed Agency Only Workshops’ with a series of behind closed door discussion and working group opportunities.
This years provisional Closed Agency Only Workshop topics include:
Continued efforts in information sharing and agency cooperation
Moderator: United Nations Center for Counter Terrorism, Border Security & Management
Information sharing, and inter-agency co-operation are two sides of the same coin. One will not work without the other! But what are the barriers to co-operation and information sharing? Most often they are political, cultural and technical. So, how do we overcome those barriers and implement real co-operation and information sharing?
Mainstreaming Human Rights into Immigration & Border Management
Moderator: Immigration and Border Management (IBM), International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Irregular migration across the world continues and remains a dangerous prospect, especially for women and girls. The OHCHR has developed recommended principles and guidelines on human rights at international borders. These are intended to translate the international human rights framework into practical border governance measures. Part of any practical framework must include improved legal routes for migration as well as strategies to deter irregular migration. It should include swift processing of irregular and regular migrants once they have arrived and an effective and humane returns policy, including detention.
ID, data sharing and combatting Fraudulent ID
Moderator: OSCE Transnational Threats Department
Document fraud is one of the major challenges facing border officials worldwide. Fraudulent documents are used in organised smuggling of weapons, drugs vehicles and people. They have also been used in terrorist attacks. Most fraudulent document cases are picked up at airports, but that is probably because airports are where biometrics are most widely used. Sharing data on lost or stolen ID documents is a major weapon in the agency arsenal, but data sharing is key to making this work.
By further encouraging such collaboration, cooperation and sharing of information between agencies, the World Border Security Congress aims to promote safer, more secure borders.
FOR BORDER AGENCIES AND AGENCIES AT THE BORDER ONLY – If you are interested in participating in the Closed Agency Only Workshops, in order to obtain clearance to attend the Closed Workshops, please register via the Online Agency Registration to begin the approval process.