Gulf countries pledge to develop comprehensive counter-terrorism strategies
CTED and the Qatari National Counter-Terrorism Committee held a regional meeting for the Gulf Cooperation Council member States on ways to develop and implement comprehensive and integrated national counter-terrorism strategies in accordance with Security Council resolution 1963 (2010). The meeting took place in Doha from 10 to 12 December 2013.
Resolution 1963 (2010) encourages CTED to arrange meetings with Member States to advise on the development of such strategies and the mechanisms to implement them. In doing so, Member States are urged to pay attention to factors that lead to terrorist activities and to adhere to international law.
During the three-day event, representatives of the Gulf countries, along with international and regional organizations, examined the relevance of putting in place comprehensive counter-terrorism strategies and their development in light of the Bogota Principles.
The meeting concluded with the adoption of a series of recommendations, recalling the importance of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and its action plan. The Strategy and the Bogota Principles together provide a blueprint for the development of national strategies that integrate the specific needs of concerned Member States and respect human rights and the rule of law.
The Counter-Terrorism Committee of the Security Council and its Executive Directorate (CTED) continue to cooperate with Member States on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005) and 1963 (2010).