UN High-level Conference on Counter-Terrorism

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During the first-ever United Nations Counter-Terrorism Week, the General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution stressing the need for countries to join forces as no one could tackle the scourge of terrorism alone.

Introducing the resolution, Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák (Slovakia) said: "the level of activity and participation we saw over the last few weeks, shows that the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy is as crucial as ever", calling upon Member States to "make sure it is implemented on the ground".

he UN Secretary-General was convening the first United Nations High-level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of Member States, on 28 and 29 June 2018 at United Nations Headquarters. The overarching theme for the Conference was “Strengthening international cooperation to combat the evolving threat of terrorism”. The conference aimed to build a new partnership for multilateral cooperation to strengthen the international community’s counter-terrorism efforts.

Conference participants included Member States represented by Heads of Counter-Terrorism agencies, regional organisations, civil society organisations, and the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact Entities.

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