IPI HomeEventsPanel DiscussionsIPI Holds Roundtable Discussion on UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

 

print print  |  share share back back

Panel Discussions - Monday, June 14, 2010

IPI Holds Roundtable Discussion on UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Following the institutionalization of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) in 2009, there has been a great deal of discussion about its role and function and its relationship to other UN bodies addressing global terrorism. In light of the forthcoming review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy on September 8, 2010, the International Peace Institute hosted a closed-door roundtable on June 14th for members of the CTITF Office and several constituent members of the CTITF.

Three key issues were highlighted at the meeting. First was the importance of raising greater awareness about, and encouraging utilization of, the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, to foster a more holistic approach to addressing terrorism. The Strategy promotes four pillars of action: addressing conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism, preventing and combating terrorism, building states’ counterterrorism capacities, and ensuring respect for human rights in all counterterrorism efforts. Participants explored ways in which the CTITF could focus its energies on addressing pillar one, in particular.

Second, the discussions covered means of strengthening the CTITF’s relationships with regional organizations, with the Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (CICTE) at the Organization of American States (OAS) providing an exemplary model. The third element addressed was opportunities to promote engagement with civil society, where appropriate, in furthering global counterterrorism initiatives.

The roundtable, entitled, “The United Nations Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force: Promoting Awareness and Strengthening Partnerships to Counter Terrorism,” was chaired by IPI Senior Vice President Edward C. Luck, and featured Jean-Paul Laborde, Special Adviser to Under Secretary-General B. Lynn Pascoe and currently leading the CTITF Office.

Participants included representatives from some member states, and officials representing the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate, the Organization of American States, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and experts from the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as well as the CTITF.

 Read agenda

  Read about IPI’s work on countering global terrorism

The Global Observatory

Can Russia Reshape Ukraine Without Firing a Shot?
To protect its interests, Russia is pushing for the federalization of Ukraine through economic influence and propaganda, but use of force could still be possible.

Key Global Events to Watch in April
A list of key upcoming meetings and events with implications for global affairs.

2014 Top 10 Issues to Watch in Peace & Security: The Global Arena
A list of ten key issues to watch that are likely to impact international peace and security in 2014, compiled by IPI's Francesco Mancini.

The Global Observatory, produced by IPI, provides timely analysis on peace and security issues, interviews with leading policymakers, interactive maps, and more.

Recent Events

April 05, 2014
IPI Opens Middle East Regional Office
International Peace Institute President Terje Rød-Larsen inaugurated IPI’s new Middle East Regional Office with a recognition of the area’s critical importance to the world and the rapid political changes underway in the countries of the region, and he asserted that IPI has an “important role” to play there.

March 26, 2014
Derek Plumbly on Lebanese Resilience Amid Rising Challenges
Lebanon has exceeded expectations in dealing with the continuing fallout from the crisis in neighboring Syria, said Derek Plumbly, United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, on March 26th. Speaking at the International Peace Institute, Mr. Plumbly praised the Lebanese people for “actually sustaining a measure of stability in their country.”

March 25, 2014
Adebajo, Panel Discuss African and African-American Nobel Peace Laureates
The ten Africans and three African-Americans who have won the Nobel Peace Prize comprise a complex group of peace leaders, said Adekeye Adebajo, Executive Director of Centre for Conflict Resolution, on March 25th. He spoke as part of a panel at the International Peace Institute’s launch of Africa’s Peacemakers, Nobel Laureates of African Descent, edited by Mr. Adebajo.

View More