Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum

The Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum will help make the world a safer place for everyone through international collaboration among parliamentarians on security and technology issues.

February 23 – 24, 2023 | Panama

Upcoming Forum

Please join us and several hundred Parliamentarians from around the world on February 23 – 24 in Panama, hosted by PARLATINO President, Silvia Giacoppo.

Mission, Vision, and Values

The Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum is the leading international security forum providing expertise and collaboration among Parliamentarians and government officials to increase the United States’ allies understanding of the current global security threats posed by adversarial nation states and terrorists, while creating actionable solutions that counter these threats. Parliamentarians, who write the legislation and fund the government, are a critical player in this mission.

Topics of Concern

Cybersecurity

Trade Based Money Laundering

Illicit Finance

5G

Human Trafficking

Quantum Computing

Cryptocurrencies

Artificial Intelligence

Mission Statement for the Cybersecurity Task Force

The Cybersecurity Task Force is part of the Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum. It is a consortium of Parliamentarians, government leaders, policy experts, industry organizations and researchers who are committed to address cybersecurity threats and challenges that afflict our modern society, by developing best practices, cybersecurity education and solutions using international standards and commercially available technologies.

Mission Statement for the Parliamentary Task Force on Human Trafficking

The Parliamentary Task Force on Human Trafficking is a subcommittee of the Parliamentary Intelligence Security Forum (PISF) and was formed in the fall of 2021 after conversations surrounding human trafficking at the Forum in Budapest, Hungary. It is the first consortium of this kind to focus on the collaboration of Parliamentarians, lived-experience experts, government leaders and policy experts with the shared mission of combatting the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, human trafficking. Our common goal is to make our world more secure through combatting human trafficking at the policy level through parliamentary awareness, collaboration, and engagement.

Human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world. According to the United Nations Palermo Protocol, trafficking in persons is defined as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation,” and it includes, “the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.”

The Task Force is a platform for convening law makers and leaders from a variety of perspectives to achieve this goal in several ways. First, we meet virtually four times per year to collaborate and discuss actionable policy solutions and legislation focused on the prevention, protection, prosecution and partnership elements of combatting human trafficking that can be implemented in our respective countries or supported collectively. Each quarterly meeting focuses on a different aspect of combatting modern slavery and begins with an expert speaker followed by discussion amongst members. Statements and initiatives are also issued throughout the year.

Additionally, the Task Force provides a panel of speakers to increase the awareness to the Parliamentarians and government leaders about human trafficking at the PISF forums during the year throughout the world, thus tying the topic into the larger conversation about global security. Finally, the Task Force seeks to accomplish its goal through providing an opportunity to network with likeminded colleagues and lived-experience experts, and share information about anti-trafficking laws and solutions from around the world.

Increased awareness about human trafficking by government leaders as well as collective organization on policies and statements surrounding this topic is critical to creating widespread systemic change. Our belief is that through collaboration we can accomplish more.

Robert Pittenger

Congressman Robert Pittenger

Congressman Robert Pittenger represented the Charlotte, North Carolina area for three terms, with a focus on national security, foreign investment reform, tax reform, and religious freedom. He served as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, and as Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance.