PM announces contributions to security enhancements in Central America

San Pedro Sula, Honduras
12 August 2011

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced increased support to help address regional security challenges in Central America, including Honduras.

“Our Central American partners are making important efforts to address the security challenges posed by the illicit activities of criminal networks operating in the region,” said Prime Minister Harper. “Canada’s support demonstrates our Government’s strong commitment to enhancing security and stability throughout the Americas, including Honduras.”

Canada’s contribution is funded by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s Anti-Crime Capacity-Building Program (ACCBP), launched by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2009. The funding will support a variety of projects that strengthen the capacity-building efforts of state agencies and regional institutions that are at the front-lines of combating transnational crime in Central America.

The ACCBP provides support to enhance the capacity of beneficiary states through international organizations and non-governmental entities to prevent and respond to threats posed by transnational criminal activity throughout the Americas. In Central America and the Caribbean, the program focuses on reforming the security sector, combating illicit drug trafficking and preventing crime.