10-11 July 2019 in Nairobi, Republic of Kenya
African Regional High-level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism
This Regional High-level Conference enables African countries to share their experiences, good practices and lessons learned in tackling terrorism and violent extremism, including by adopting comprehensive and inclusive whole-of-society approaches. It is also an opportunity to discuss new initiatives to enhance counter-terrorism and prevention efforts across the continent, especially in the regions of Africa most challenged by terrorist violence and instability.
This conference is the third in a series of regional conferences that follow-up on the first UN High-level Conference for Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of Member States held in New York in June 2018. These conferences are taking place around the world, at the initiative of Member States, to strengthen regional cooperation on common counter-terrorism and preventing violent extremism priorities.
News & statements
- Press release: Regional High-level Conference to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation
- Terrorism ‘spreading and destabilizing’ entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference
- Secretary-General's remarks to the African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter Terrorism and Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism
- Remarks by the High Representative for UNAOC in Session II: Preventing & Countering Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism in Africa
Joint press stakeout
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki interact with the press at the Regional High-level Conference in Kenya.