UNSC promotes Resolution 1624 in African workshop

The U.N. Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee held a workshop in Algiers from June 16-18 where Resolution 1624 was discussed and promoted.

During the meeting, representatives exchanged frank views on the best strategies to prohibit and prevent incitement. They looked at ways to do this through legal measures that would respect human rights and examined the steps needed to address social conditions that are helping promote and spread terrorism. Mechanisms that could be established at both national and regional levels to make sure dialogue about this issue continues in the future were also discussed.

"[Regional meetings] can play a practical role in enhancing the tri-partite dialogue between the United Nations, Member States, and civil society on the effective implementation of Resolution 1624," Edward J. Flynn, senior human rights officer at CTED, said.

The workshop was co-organized with the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism and carried out with the cooperation of the government of Algeria. The event was funded by the government of the Netherlands.

Attending the workshop were representatives from the governments of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, along with members of inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations from across North Africa.

Previous regional meetings were held in Tashkent in 2010, Nairobi in 2011 and Rabat in 2012.