CTED strengthens ties with South-East Asia regional training centre
31 March 2011
A CTED delegation visited the headquarters of the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Bangkok on 25 March 2011 to discuss opportunities for future cooperation.
“We hope to establish closer relations between regional mechanisms and the United Nations”, said Mr. Chen Weixiong, Acting Head of the CTED Assessment and Technical Assistance Office. “Regional training centres like ILEA have much to offer in terms of strengthening the capacity of States to counter terrorism”, he added.
Future cooperation between the two organizations will notably include the organization of joint training courses for judicial personnel and practitioners in the area of counter-terrorism law and practice.
ILEA is one of three regional training facilities established in South-East Asia to strengthen criminal justice institutions and enhance cooperation among law enforcement agencies. The Governments of Thailand and the United States of America are partners in ILEA, which focuses on tackling transnational crimes such as drug trafficking and terrorism.
The other two training centres in the region are the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation and the Kuala Lumpur-based South-East Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism. CTED has established close working relations with both centres.