17/12/2002
Press Release
SC/7606



Security Council

4672nd Meeting (PM)


SECURITY COUNCIL ENCOURAGES COUNTER-TERRORISM COMMITTEE TO BUILD


DIALOGUE WITH RELATED ORGANIZATIONS, IN PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT


Special Committee Meeting with Such Organizations 7 March 2003


The Security Council this afternoon encouraged its Counter-Terrorism Committee to build a dialogue with international, regional and subregional organizations active in the areas addressed by the Council’s anti-terrorism resolution 1373 (2001).


In a statement read by the Council’s President, Alfonso Valdivieso (Colombia), the Council requested the Counter-Terrorism Committee to invite all relevant international, regional and subregional organizations to contribute information on their activities in the area of counter-terrorism and to send a representative to a special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee with such organizations on 7 March 2003.


The meeting, which was called to order at 4:06 p.m., was adjourned at

4:12 p.m.


Presidential Statement


The full text of the Presidential Statement, to be issued as S/PRST/2002/38, reads as follows:


“The Security Council recalls the statement of its President of 8 October 2002 (S/PRST/2002/26) concerning the Work Programme (S/2002/1075) of the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1373 (2001) of 28 September 2001 (the Counter-Terrorism Committee).


“The Security Council notes the key role to be played by international, regional and subregional organizations in supporting Government capacity strengthening on counter-terrorism and in furthering the implementation of resolution 1373 (2001).  It encourages the Counter-Terrorism Committee to build a dialogue with and encourage a dialogue between such organizations active in the areas covered by that resolution.


”In this context, the Security Council requests the Counter-Terrorism Committee, with a view to improving the flow of information on experiences, standards and best practice, and to coordinating ongoing activity, to invite all relevant international, regional and subregional organizations to:


“(a)Contribute to a report information on their activities in the area of counter-terrorism;


“(b)Send a representative to attend a Special Meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee with international, regional and subregional organizations on 7 March 2003.


“The Security Council invites the Counter-Terrorism Committee to report on developments at regular intervals.”


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