Belize Coast Guard officer attends military forum in Washington, D.C.

Lt. Alma Pinelo

March 9, 2017. Lieutenant Alma Pinelo of the Belize Coast Guard is attending the second annual Seminar on military gender perspective which is being held this week in Washington, D.C.

According to an official press release, this Seminar is being held under the theme “Peace and Security from a Gender Perspective: A Political and Strategic Vision.”

It has been organized by the Inter-American Defense College and the National Academy of Political and Strategic Studies.

The aim of the seminar is to contribute to peace and security based on the experience and commitment of both these institutions, and by promoting Resolution 1325 of the United Nations Security Council, on Women, Peace and Security.

During the Seminar, the regional military organizations hope to advance these efforts by generating a document that contains the best practices to achieve a greater integration of the women in the Armed Forces and Security in the Hemisphere from a political and strategic vision.

Lieutenant Pinelo makes representation on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, which includes the Belize Defence Force and the Belize Coast Guard.

Belize also participated in the first Seminar which was held last March.