ICAO announces seminar on machine readable travel documents, biometrics and ID

May 2, 2013 - 

The International Civil Aviation Organization, in conjunction with the government of Sint Maarten is set to hold a Regional Seminar on machine readable travel documents, biometrics and identification management in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten in the West Indes, from July 9-11, 2013.

According to the ICAO, this regional seminar aims to assist member states in North American, Central American and Caribbean regions in implementing machine readable travel document specification and related ICAO standards and recommended practices. Specifically, the seminar will address the needs of states to further enhance the integrity of the passport issuance process and ensure robust identification management.

Through a series of presentations and discussions, this event will explore in depth key components of identification management, including the civil registries, evidence of identification, social footprint and investigative methods of confirming it, manufacturing and personalization of national ID cards as well as data sharing between agencies involved in identification.

Registration is now open and the event’s full program is live online.

Government officials, international organizations and media can attend for free, and attendees from the private sector pay US$1,995 to get in.  More information is available on the ICAO’s event website.

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