About The Event
The High-Level International Conference on “International and Regional Border Security and Management Cooperation to Counter Terrorism and Prevent the Movement of Terrorists”.
Tuesday to Wednesday
Here are some of our speakers
EU Special Representative for Central Asia
Ali Al Nuaimi
Chairman of the Hedayah Center
Secretary General of INTERPOL
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan
Secretary-General of the United Nations
UN Under Secretary General for Counter-Terrorism
OSCE Co-ordinator of Activities to Address Transnational Threats
Here is our event schedule
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High-Level Opening Session
High-Level Ministerial Session
Thematic Session I: Regional Border Security Challenges: Identifying Threats, Risks and Avenues for Improvement
Key issues to be addressed:
• This session will focus on an analysis of current border security challenges in Central Asia and beyond, including identification of threats and risks in the management of borders in the context of countering terrorism. Attention will be paid to key challenges at the national and regional level and how to, inter alia, strengthen effective information-sharing with law enforcement, criminal justice and border management stakeholders.
• The session will also include a discussion of potential linkages between transnational organized crime and terrorism, including current trends in illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons, conventional ammunition, and explosives, and nuclear, chemical, biological, or radiological weapons and materials, as well as the related mechanisms to address and counter them.
• It will examine current trends in terms of terrorists’ movements across borders and explore how these trends influence the threat landscape in different regions.
Thematic Session II: The Phenomenon of FTFs and Its Implications for the Central Asian Region and Beyond
Key issues to be addressed:
• This session will examine current trends in the movement of FTFs and how to strengthen international and regional cooperation to counter their flows.
• Are existing instruments sufficient to identify and effectively prevent the movement of FTFs? What can Member States, international and regional organizations, UN entities, and other stakeholders do to strengthen existing mechanisms and/or establish new ones, as appropriate?
• How can stakeholders promote and enhance the exchange of operational information regarding detection or movements of terrorists or terrorist networks, including FTFs?
• How can stakeholders ensure measures and instruments implemented are done so in a human rights-compliant, age-sensitive and gender responsive manner?
• What are the effective operational measures at the border for countering and preventing the travel of FTFs?
• What are the best policies and procedures to build inter-agency cooperation, better investigative techniques, and prosecutorial strategies?
Thematic Session III: Towards Effective Rule of Law Based Border Security Management Strategies and Whole-of-Society Solutions
Key issues to be addressed:
• What are the main features of effective counter-terrorism border security policies?
• How are Member States implementing the requirement to develop comprehensive and integrated national strategies to ensure an effective and holistic approach in countering terrorism in BSM? Are there good examples of effective border management strategies aimed at preventing the movement of the terrorists, including FTFs?
• What are the existing technical assistance and capacity building initiatives to supporting national counterparts in implementing a whole-of-society approach?
• This session will also look at how to ensure gender sensitive, human rights compliant policies, humanitarian responsiveness and improved engagement with civil society in BSM.
Thematic Session IV: Strengthening Regional and International Cooperation on Border Security and Management in the Counter-Terrorism context: The Way Forward
Key issues to be addressed:
• Lessons learned from BSM capacity-building policies and programs implemented at the national, regional, and global levels.
• Responsible use of biometrics – its value to BSM in a demanding post-COVID-19 travel environment – balancing identity verification with effective data protection, rule of law and privacy considerations.
• Innovative measures and tools such as API/PNR, AI, and other cutting-edge solutions for early detection and information exchange to prevent the cross-border travel of terrorists and serious criminals – legal, technical, and operational aspects.
• Best practices for enhancing cross-border cooperation, including through the establishment of regional informal working groups on API/PNR.
Gathering in front of the Opera and Ballet Theatre named after S. Aini
Visiting “Kohki Navruz”
Visiting the National Museum of Tajikistan
Visiting the National Flag Park
News And Announcement
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Dushanbe Process on Countering Terrorism
Taking into account the extensive experience of Tajikistan in the field of peacebuilding, preventing and combating terrorism, as well as illicit drug trafficking, there was held a high-level Conference entitled "International and Regional Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and its Financing Through Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime" on 16-17 May 2019 in Dushanbe.
This Conference was organized in cooperation with the United Nations and other international partners, including the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and European Union as a logical continuation of the Dushanbe High-Level International Conference on "Countering Terrorism and Preventing Violent Extremism" held in Dushanbe on 3-4 May 2018.
The Dushanbe Conference was the first UNOCT Regional Conference in a series of follow-up events to the first High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism that was convened in June 2018 in New York by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.
The conference culminated in the adoption of the Dushanbe Declaration, which renewed the commitment of the participating Member States to prevent and counter the financing of terrorism through organized crime, including illicit drug trafficking, and recognized that acts of international terrorism depended on financial support.
The Declaration also highlighted the need for Member States to fully implement the relevant Security Council resolutions and to cooperate with UNOCT, CTED and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to identify and receive coordinated and integrated assistance
As a result of this international conference, along with the Dushanbe Declaration there was launched the "Dushanbe process" on Countering Terrorism and its Financing by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov. The Dushanbe Process became an important platform for a broad dialogue and exchange of best practices for all stakeholders.
The planned High-Level International Conference on “International and Regional Border Security and Management Cooperation to Counter Terrorism and Prevent the Movement of Terrorists” in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 18-19 October 2022 is the third milestone in a series of events within the “Dushanbe Process”.
Links to OSCE BSM and CT/ P/CVERLT documents
- OSCE Charter on Preventing and Combating Terrorism (MC(10).JOUR/2
- The OSCE Border Security and Management Concept (MC.DOC/2/05)
- OSCE Consolidated Framework for the Fight against Terrorism (PC.DEC/1063)
- Declaration on the OSCE role in countering the Phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters in the Context of the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 2170 and 2178 (2014) (MC.DOC/5/14)
- Declaration on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism (MC.DOC/4/15)
- Declaration on strengthening OSCE efforts to prevent and counter terrorism (MC.DOC/1/16, 2016)
- Countering Terrorism, Protecting Human Rights: A Manual | OSCE
- UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and relevant Security Council resolutions
- Guidelines for Addressing the Threats and Challenges of "Foreign Terrorist Fighters" within a Human Rights Framework | OSCE
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