UNRCCA CO-ORGANIZES REGIONAL CONSULTATIONS ON COUNTER-TERRORISM AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
On 14 April 2022, UNRCCA, in partnership with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) co-organized regional consultations as part of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Programme on Cybersecurity and New Technologies and its project called CT TECH. The consultations took place under the framework of the UNRCCA and UNOCT project “Towards a comprehensive implementation of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia” and the EU-UN initiative STRIVE Asia.
The overall objective of CT TECH is to strengthen capacities of the law enforcement and criminal justice authorities of the UN Member States to counter the exploitation of new and emerging technologies for terrorist purposes and to support the leveraging of technologies to counter violent extremism and terrorism. Besides, CT TECH supports authorities in developing effective counter-terrorism policies in full respect of human rights and rule of law.
The purpose of the first regional consultations under CT TECH was to introduce the project’s objectives and to discuss priorities, needs and capacities of the Central Asian states and Mongolia in order to tailor CT TECH for the region.
More than seventy representatives of law enforcement and criminal justice authorities as well as civil society and academia from Central Asia and Mongolia took part in the consultations and shared their experience and recommendations with experts from the UN, INTERPOL and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).