UN aviation task force to look at enforcing intelligence sharing
Published on Aug 12, 2014 3:32 AM
TORONTO (REUTERS) - A United Nations aviation task force, set up following the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine last month, will consider whether authorities should be forced to share safety intelligence, according to documents obtained by Reuters.
The task force set up by the United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and including members of the airline industry and other aviation groups meets for the first time on Thursday and Friday in Montreal.
The task force has been asked "to consider the need for enforceable compliance provisions for the identification and dissemination" of information about risks to civil aircraft.
Interpol, the international police body, as well the UN and African Union counterterrorism committees, have been invited to join the task force, according to the documents. The group has also asked countries to nominate intelligence authorities to the task force, along with aviation bodies.
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