UNRCCA CO-ORGANIZES A BRIEFING ON COUNTERING TERRORISM AND PREVENTING VIOLENT EXTREMISM ACTIVITIES FOR TURKMEN OFFICIALS
On 30 January 2023, UNRCCA in partnership with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the EU Delegation in Turkmenistan co-organized a briefing on its countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism initiatives related to Turkmenistan. The briefing, which took place in Ashgabat, was attended by the representatives of the ministries, law enforcement agencies, non-profit and non-governmental as well as civil society organization of Turkmenistan.
Participants were briefed by representatives of the UN entities and other regional organizations on the current initiatives and possible technical assistance to Turkmenistan in the implementation of the National Strategy and Action Plan on Prevention of Violent Extremism and Countering Terrorism for 2020-2024.
The briefing included presentations about the possible technical assistance in such areas as cybersecurity, border security and management use of uncrewed aircraft systems, improving of national interagency coordination mechanism, and protection of vulnerable targets against terrorist attacks.
The briefing also served as an opportunity for the Turkmen side to outline their priorities and to discuss ways how these priorities could be reflected in the workplans of the international partners.