Watchlisting Guidance Manual Initiative 

As part of the effort to implement the New York Memorandum of Good Practices on Terrorist Travel, the United States plans to develop a watchlisting toolkit, which would aim to support the development, use, and maintenance of individual member states’ watchlists. A series of workshops will be held in 2019-2020 to develop the content of this toolkit would focus on procedural, legal, and technological components of building, using, and maintaining a watchlist. Areas of focus could include how to establish the legal, regulatory, procedural frameworks of a national watchlisting enterprise, what to do with an encounter on a watchlist; how to share information on a watchlist domestically and with international partners; and, how to integrate passenger traveler data and/or biometrics into watchlisting processes.