Latest News Archive 2009
USINT Hosts Third Annual Warden Conference
On Friday, 20 November, 2009, the US Interests Section in Havana hosted its Annual Warden Conference. During the event, American Citizen Wardens resident in Cuba were provided with updated information on American Citizen Services and their responsibilities as Wardens.
The Warden Conference was attended by approximately 40 persons, who had the opportunity to meet with officials from USINT and to exchange experiences among themselves. The Conference was led by Consul General Martha Melzow with words of welcome from USINT Chief of Mission Jonathan Farrar.
This was the third annual warden conference to be held in Cuba. The warden network is an integral part of USINT's American Citizen Services, helping to support consular activities and to communicate with the wider American community. Wardens provide a reliable way to reach American citizens in the event of an emergency or disaster; they also facilitate distribution of routine administrative information such as changes in application procedures or consular opening hours.