UNRCCA CO-ORGANIZES BRIEFING ON E-LEARNING COURSE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND COUNTER-TERRORISM IN CENTRAL ASIA
On 27 September 2023, the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) together with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and in close partnership with the state institutions of the Republic of Uzbekistan, namely the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Security Service, the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies and the National Center for Human Rights, organized a briefing on the e-learning course on the protection and promotion of human rights and the rule of law in the context of counter-terrorism in Central Asia.
The purpose of the briefing was to discuss the methodology and content of the e-learning course, which was launched ahead of the High-Level International Conference on Human Rights, Civil Society and Counter-Terrorism, in Malaga, Spain, in May 2022.
More than 80 students and academia from Uzbekistan attended the briefing and shared their views regarding the course, including reflection of the global and regional security trends and developments in its curricular. Furthermore, participants informed about the efforts of Uzbekistan to foster the rule of law and human rights while preventing extremism and countering terrorism.
In his opening statement, SRSG Kaha Imnadze underlined that the e-learning course was developed based on the updated Joint Plan of Action for the Implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia, endorsed by five Central Asian states at the high-level event in Tashkent in March 2022. The Special Representative highlighted that the Joint Plan of Action refers to complementary and mutually reinforcing goals of effective counter-terrorism measures and the protection of human rights and the rule of law.