As part of the activities for Phase III of the Project on “Towards a comprehensive implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia” the UN Office for Counter-Terrorism-UN Counter-Terrorism Center (UNOCT-UNCCT) and the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia (UNRCCA) have envisaged a series of coordination meetings bringing together UN agencies and regional and international organizations working on issues related to preventing violent extremism (PVE) and counter-terrorism (CT) in Central Asia.
At the first meeting held on February 23, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, a decision was made to map out the activities of organizations and share them in order to have a better picture of what is being done and by whom. Such a mapping, compiled based on information received as of March 2018, is a living document that will be updated periodically. It is expected to be a useful tool for coordination, information sharing, identification of gaps and potential identification of synergies and cooperation between organizations. Ultimately it will be useful for governments of the region, donors and agencies.
The mapping charts out activities of UN agencies and other regional and international organizations operating in Central Asia related to measures identified from the Joint Plan of Action for the Implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia (JPoA) or from the UN Secretary General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism (PVE) (A/70/674).