Countering incitement to terrorism key in cooperation between OIC and CTED
The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) met with permanent representatives of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in New York on 11 September to discuss their mutual cooperation on counter-terrorism. The meeting, held at the ambassadorial level, provided an opportunity for the new CTED Executive Director, Mr. Jean-Paul Laborde, to reaffirm the importance of cooperation between the Counter-Terrorism Committee, CTED and OIC.
The discussions focused on the outcomes of the joint meeting held in Jeddah in May on countering incitement to terrorism and enhancing cultural dialogue in accordance with Security Council resolution 1624 (2005). This meeting enabled participants to enhance their understanding of the provisions of resolution 1624 (2005) and to identify possible ways to make its implementation more effective. The participants also identified possible elements which can be included in national comprehensive and integrated counter-terrorism strategies on a general level, and also, in particular, in strategies of national counter-incitement of terrorist acts, as called for in Security Council resolution 1963 (2010).
Participants in the Jeddah meeting also identified the need to adopt a holistic and comprehensive approach to counter-incitement that involves a broad range of governmental and non-governmental actors, takes into account their respective roles, and is founded upon a broad partnership (including local communities, civil society, media, the private sector and humanitarian organizations).
Noting that the meeting was being held on the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, participants in the New York briefing reiterated their shared commitment to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
In the context of the discussions on countering incitement to commit acts of terrorism, Mr. Laborde also recalled the importance of resolution 1963 (2010), which states that "continuing international efforts to enhance dialogue and broaden understanding among civilizations in an effort to prevent the indiscriminate targeting of different religions and cultures can help counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism, and will contribute to strengthening the international fight against terrorism"