Countering incitement and enhancing cultural dialogue, focus of meeting in Cairo
CTED and the League of Arab States (LAS) held a regional meeting on ways to develop national and regional strategies to counter incitement to commit terrorist acts and enhance cultural dialogue, provisions of Security Council Resolution 1624 (2005). The event took place in Cairo from 12 to 13 November 2013.
Representatives of LAS Member States and regional organizations examined during the two-day event the particular challenges related to incitement and the existing international and regional frameworks governing this matter. They exchanged views on good practices identified by national authorities represented at the meeting.
The threat of incitement leading to the commission of terrorist acts remains just as important as it was in 2005, when resolution 1624 was adopted. Moreover, the use of the Internet in our globalized world makes it harder to prevent incitement while preserving fundamental rights and freedoms.
The meeting concluded with the adoption of a series of recommendations to prevent incitement and enhance cultural dialogue, while fully respecting human rights, including the freedom of opinion and expression.
The Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Executive Directorate (CTED) continue to cooperate with international and regional organizations with the objective of strengthening the capacity of Member States to implement resolution 1624 (2005).