, 29 November 2011 - Secretary-General's message to Ministerial Meeting on the Development of a Central Asian Plan of Action to Implement the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy [delivered by Mr. Miroslav Jenèa, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA)]I thank the Government of Turkmenistan for hosting this important ministerial meeting of Central Asian countries on the Plan of Action for implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
Over the past year, the States of Central Asia have demonstrated vision and resolve in coming together to discuss how the Global Strategy can best produce results on the ground. I welcome your commitment and congratulate you on your achievements in this important endeavor.
The draft Plan of Action covers all the key issues related to the region's struggle against terrorism and extremism. It also reflects the four pillars of the Global Strategy and includes all the necessary elements that build trust and promote regional cooperation over the long term.
I would like to acknowledge the work done by the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia in contributing to this joint CTITF-EU project. I would especially like to thank the European Commission and Norway for their longstanding support for United Nations counter-terrorism activities.
At the High-level Symposium on International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation that I hosted in September in New York, all Member States, including those from Central Asia, underscored the importance of increasing cooperation and solidifying partnerships between States, international and regional organizations and other stakeholders to counter the threat of terrorism more effectively.
Our collective resolve must not stop with the adoption of this Plan of Action. With the Plan as our guide, we must continue to increase cross-border collaboration, foster inter-agency coordination and strengthen engagements with all relevant international partners. The full range of relevant United Nations entities, under the framework of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) are committed to support you in your national, regional and international efforts.
The success of your efforts today and in the future can inspire other regions to develop implementation plans of their own. Such regionally-driven initiatives are especially promising ways to give practical meaning to the Global Strategy. I look forward to working with all partners towards implementation that makes a difference.
Please accept my best wishes for a successful meeting.
Statements on 29 November 2011
- New York, 29 November 2011 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Lebanon - Firing of rockets against Israel
- New York, 29 November 2011 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Egypt's parliamentary elections
- New York, 29 November 2011 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Nepal
- New York, 29 November 2011 - Secretary-General's message for Art Exhibit on Palestinian Cultural Heritage Sites and Artifacts
- New York, 29 November 2011 - Secretary-General's remarks on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People [delivered by the Deputy Secretary-General]