Conferences - Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Counterterrorism Capacity Building in Asia and Africa
The International Peace Institute, together with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, organized an expert-level policy forum on counterterrorism capacity-building in Asia and Africa. Based on two reports examining the role of bi- and multi-lateral assistance to counterterrorism efforts in developing countries, the standing-room-only event was designed to inform the forthcoming September 2008 Review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
Featuring two panels, speakers presented findings from the featured reports and discussed the interlinkages between counterterrorism and development assistance and the possibilities for achieving integrated implementation of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. Following each presentation, question and answer sessions allowed the academics, expert practitioners and UN Member States present to engage in a lively discussion.
Edward C. Luck, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies, International Peace Institute
Carsten Staur, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations
"The UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and Developing Countries: Facilitating Integrated Assistance"
Robert C. Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning and Chairman, Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force
"Good Practices of Development Assistance in Support of Building Counter-Terrorism Capacity in Developing Countries"
Finn Skadkaer Pedersen and Julian Elgaard Brett, Skadkaer Consult
"Implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Eastern Africa"
Eric Rosand and Alistair Millar, Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation
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