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Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) -- A foundation for the North American Union

SPP expanding to cover the "Western Hemisphere"?!

(re: HR 375,111 Congress)

For background information, see Migration & Regionalism

From Debbie Niwa: Are ideas from the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) -- involving North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico) -- similarly being proposed to cover the WESTERN HEMISPHERE (North America, Central America, and South America)? The following proposal was submitted in the 111th Congress -- see what you think (emphasis added):

H.R.375 : To enhance the security of the Western Hemisphere and bolster regional capacity and cooperation to counter current and emerging threats, to promote cooperation in the Western Hemisphere to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, to secure universal adherence to agreements regarding nuclear nonproliferation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] (introduced 1/9/09)
Cosponsors (as of 2/2/09):
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 1/9/2009    Rep Mack, Connie [FL-14] - 1/9/200
Latest Major Action: 1/9/2009 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Note that HR 375 cites various United Nations conventions/policies as well as its agencies (e.g., Organization of American States (OAS) [1], International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) [2], International Maritime Organization (IMO) [3]), plus the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Global Network. [4]


[1] "Within the United Nations, the Organization of American States is a regional agency." -- Charter of the Organization of American States, Chapter 1, Article 1 < http://www.oas.org/juridico/English/charter.html >

[2] International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is the UN body charged with developing international standards for aviation safety . . . (more here < http://www.un.org/news/dh/latest/un-agencies.shtml >)

[3] International Maritime Organization (IMO) "The IMO formally came into being in 1958. It is the UN organization responsible for helping Governments cooperate on regulations and practices affecting shipping engaged in international trade, including on maritime safety, navigation and prevention and control of marine pollution from ships." (more here < http://www.un.org/news/dh/latest/un-agencies.shtml >)

[4] International Law Enforcement Academies < http://www.fletc.gov/training/programs/international-training-and-technical-assistance-itt/international-law-enforcement-academies >