The Brazilian Navy is the responsible for the organization of the 24th edition of the Inter-American Naval Conference (CNI), which will be carried out in Rio de Janeiro, between September 13 and 17.
The event is considered the most important forum of discussion and exchange between the American Navies. This year, the CNI commemorates its 50 years.
According to the Navy, the Conference was created in 1959, with the purpose of stimulating the permanent professional contacts between the navies of the participant countries.
“The CNI provides a forum for exchange of ideas, knowledge and mutual understanding of the maritime problems that affect the American Continent”, the Navy informs.
The event will have the participation of the navies of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, the United States, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
Besides these 17 countries, the delegations of the Inter-American Defense Board (JID) and of the Inter-American Naval Telecommunications Network (RNIT) confirmed their presences.
During the Conference, several subjects of naval interest will be debated, being the official theme of the 24th CNI: “The Inter-American Maritime Safety: the awareness of the regional maritime power and mechanisms for its incitement; the employment of the Naval Power in the maritime safety and in the protection of the natural resources; and the questions of law”.
The Inter-American Naval Conference can´t happen in an interval inferior to one year and superior to two years.
Each country and organization can suggest the themes to be discussed. For the event of Rio de Janeiro, were proposed up to the moment:
Argentina: The regional cooperation for the control of the sea traffic, as base of the security and protection of the ocean commerce lines.
Brazil: The Inter-American Maritime Safety: the awareness of the regional maritime power and mechanisms for its incitement; the employment of the Naval Power in the maritime safety and in the protection of the natural resources; and the questions of law.
Canada: Reaching the awareness of the integrated maritime power.
Chile: The role of the Chilean Navy in the control and vigilance of the fishing activities in the EEZ and in the adjacent high seas.
Colombia: The importance of imputing the maritime knowledge in the struggle against the drug traffic: the experience of the Colombian Navy.
El Salvador: Drug traffic and youth gangs in El Salvador.
Ecuador: The awareness of the regional maritime power and mechanisms for its incitement; the employment of the Naval Power in the maritime safety and in the protection of the natural resources; and the questions of law.
United States: Awareness of the maritime power and natural disasters: coordination and collaboration improve the process of recuperation.
Inter-American Defense Board (JID): Inter-American Defense Board: its interaction in naval and defense affairs.
Mexico: Vision of the Navy of Mexico regarding the regional safety.
Peru: Contribution of the Navy of Peru in the Inter-American international maritime safety through the employment of the Naval Power in the aquatic extent.
RNIT: Use of the RNIT’s capacity in contributing to the Inter-American support of maritime safety.
Venezuela: The employment of the Naval Power of the American states in the maintenance of the safety in the sea: a vision of the Bolivarian Armada of Venezuela.
More information can be obtained in the address: http://www.cni.mar.mil.br.