UNRCCA CONDUCTS SECOND COORDINATION MEETING ON PVE/CT ACTIVITIES IN CENTRAL ASIA
Under Phase III of the Regional Project “Towards the Implementation of the Joint Plan of Action for the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia”, the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) and the UN Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT) organized a working level coordination meeting on preventing violent extremism and countering terrorism activities in Central Asia on 14 February 2019, in Istanbul, Turkey. This event was a follow-up meeting that took place on 23 February 2018 in Istanbul.
Representatives of the UN entities, the EU and the OSCE, came together to share information and identify areas of enhanced cooperation pertaining to counter-terrorism (CT) and preventing violent extremism (PVE). They also exchanged views on planned and ongoing PVE/CT activities in Central Asia for 2019 and beyond, looking at synergies and complementarities in this field.
The exchange of views allowed meeting participants to update the PVE/CT mapping of activities in Central Asia which was developed in 2018 by UNRCCA.