The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1373 (2001) concerning counter-terrorism held its Fifth special meeting with international, regional and sub-regional organizations, on the theme "Prevention of terrorist movement and effective border security", from 29 to 31 October 2007, at the Conference Centre of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). About 74 relevant international, regional and sub-regional organizations were invited to participate in the meeting. Member States, that are not members of the Committee, were invited to take part as observers.
The meeting provided an opportunity for the Committee and international, regional and subregional organizations to hold in-depth discussions on areas of complementarity and cooperation regarding the implementation of Security Council resolution 1373 (2001) and of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (contained in General Assembly resolution 60/288). This included stepping up national efforts and working at the bilateral, subregional, regional and international levels to deny safe haven to terrorists, improve border and customs controls, prevent and detect the movement of terrorists and illicit arms trafficking, enhancement of information sharing, prevention of the abuse of refugee and asylum status and identifying and sharing best practices.
The meeting also addressed the synergies and cooperation among the Committee and the relevant organizations in assisting Member States to implement these in two instruments.