Good Practices in Border Security and Management to Strengthen National and Regional Capacities in Countering Terrorism
A five-day regional training on “Good Practices in Border Security and Management to Strengthen National and Regional Capacities in Countering Terrorism” was organized in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism - the UN Center for Counter Terrorism (UNOCT-UNCCT) on 15-19 October 2018 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
It brought together officials from border related branches of government, responsible for border security and management, including from ministries, government intelligence units, counter-terrorism investigation bureaus, transnational crime prevention offices from all five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan.
The objectives of the training were:
- To familiarize representatives of law enforcement bodies, border guards, customs and immigration officials with the latest tools to assess risks and improve border security, bring them up to date on methods terrorists use to cross international borders and help them learn to mitigate the risk of illegal border crossings;
- To enhance cross-border exchanges and harmonization of policy around border security for effective counter-terrorism at the regional level through the strengthening Joint Border Cooperation Centers and Liaison Officer Systems; and
- To increase the capacity of Central Asian States in reinforcing their border controls and preventing the freedom of movement of FTFs.
This training was conducted as part of the Third Phase of the UNRCCA/UNOCT project titled “Towards a Comprehensive Implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia”, which was launched at a High-Level Meeting on 30 April 2018 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
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