5 April 2012
Press Release

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre Holds First Advisory Board Meeting

The Advisory Board of the newly established United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre met for the first time on 2 April, in New York.  The Executive Director of the Centre, Robert Orr, laid out strategic priorities for discussion.  Abdallah Yahya A. Al-Mouallimi, Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, chaired the meeting.  Board members expressed support for the Centre and advised on potential areas of work of the Centre to further implement the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

The Members of the Advisory Board are Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia (Chair), Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and the European Union as Guest Member.

For more information, please contact Marc Porret, Programme Coordinator, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre, at tel.:  +1 917 302 1647, e-mail:  porret@un.org.

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