Workshop “Sharing of Experiences on Implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia for Heart of Asia Countries”

15 May 2015

Workshop “Sharing of Experiences on Implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia for Heart of Asia Countries”

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan  --
 
The United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) organized the workshop “Sharing of Experiences on Implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia for Heart of Asia Countries” in Dushanbe on 14-15 May 2015.
 
The workshop brought together representatives from Central Asia and other Heart of Asia countries, which are involved in the Counter Terrorism Confidence Building Measure of the Istanbul Process, as well as relevant UN entities and regional organizations.

Participants explored possible areas of cooperation and cross-fertilization between the Joint Plan of Action (JPoA) on implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (UNGCTS) in Central Asia and the Counter Terrorism Confidence Building Measure of the Istanbul Process and discussed strategies for bolstering counter-terrorism efforts in Central Asia and the wider Heart of Asia region. During discussions UNRCCA and CTITF also shared their experiences in preparing the JPoA and best practices and gaps in implementing the UNGCTS in Central Asia.