Brazil hosts the largest meeting of the Americas on defense and securityBrazil hosts the largest meeting of the Americas on defense and security

The XV Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (XV CMDA) will take place in Brasilia, between July 25 and 29. The multilateral meeting is the main forum among countries of the Americas in the defense and security sector. Its main purpose is to promote reciprocal knowledge, analysis, debate and exchange of ideas and experiences in the field of defense and security.

Every two years, the host country is alternated among the 34 nations that compose the forum, and Brazil is the host for the 2021/2022 biennium. On Tuesday (26), in the federal capital, there will be the Official Opening Ceremony.

The program includes the presentation of the results of the Working Groups (WGs) discussions held during this biennium: cyber defense and cyberspace; women, peace and security; cooperation in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Besides these themes, the strengthening of integrated deterrence: air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace; and the role of the Armed Forces in the face of migratory flows, a theme presented by Brazil, will also be addressed.

At the end of the forum, on July 28th, the Ministers of Defense of CMDA’s Member States will sign the Declaration of Brasilia. This document outlines the agenda of the XVI CMDA during the 2023/2024 biennium, the subjects that will be studied in the next Working Groups, the conclusions of the debates, and the commitment of the Member States in the scope of the Conferences.

The Forum

Created in 1995, CMDA is integrated and directed by the Ministries of Defense or Security of the Countries of the Americas, with the authorization of the governments of their respective countries.

Besides chairing the Conference, Brazil’s delegation will represent the country in accordance with the National Defense Objectives foreseen in the National Defense Policy. Among these, the following stand out: to contribute to regional stability and international peace and security; and to contribute to the increase of Brazil’s projection in the concert of nations and its insertion in international decision-making processes.

Special Advisory for Social Communication (Ascom) – Brazilian Ministry of Defense *** Translated by the DEFCONPress Team ***

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