CTED and Caribbean community join forces to counter terrorism

Representatives from CTED and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in Georgetown on 8 October 2013 to discuss ways in which they can work together to assist Caribbean States in their implementation of Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005).

Participants in the meeting between CTED and CARICOM with Safiya Ali (c.), General Counsel of the Caribbean regional organization.

A wide range of technical assistance programmes are available: support in drafting laws, building an effective criminal justice system, strengthening the capacity of law enforcement, and observing international human rights standards and the rule of law.

"Promoting good counter-terrorism practices and streamlining the process of reporting to the Security Council are other areas of importance that both entities should continue to work on," said CTED's Weixiong Chen.

Safiya Ali, General Counsel of CARICOM said that the organization "has good experiences to share when it comes to community policing and fostering religious tolerance." She added the organization is well placed to work with its members in fulfilling their international obligations under relevant counter-terrorism resolutions.


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