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High-Level Advisory Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism

The IPU High-Level Advisory Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism was established in 2017 to serve as the global focal point for parliamentary activities related to counter-terrorism efforts.

The Group is composed of members of parliament who have specific relevant knowledge and experience. It usually meets twice a year in camera during IPU Assemblies, although additional meetings may be held outside the Assemblies. It is a subsidiary body of the Governing Council, to which it reports.

The Group guides the work of the Joint Programme on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism of the IPU, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT). A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the three organizations to institutionalize the cooperation between the IPU and the United Nations and help bring the experiences of parliamentarians worldwide to the attention of UN agencies.

The Joint Programme will support work at the national, regional and international levels. It aims to facilitate the transposition of international resolutions and decisions into domestic legislation and promote regional parliamentary cooperation.

In concrete terms, this means organizing global parliamentary summits; creating a global parliamentary network of members of relevant parliamentary committees; holding regional and national capacity-building sessions; and developing a web platform with a legislative database and a virtual parliamentary assembly feature.  

Composition

Mr. R. Lopatka

Austria
Chairperson
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Ms. J. Oduol

Kenya
Vice-Chairperson
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Señor S. Chiheb

Algeria
African Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Mr. A. Tuyaga

Burundi
African Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Ms. M. Mensah-Williams

Namibia
African Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Mr. O. Tinni

Niger
African Group
End of mandate: Apr 2020

Señor. A. Abdel Aal

Egypt
Arab Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Señor. L.F. Duque García

Arab Group

Mr. Chen Fuli

China
Asia-Pacific Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Mr. K. Jalali

Iran (Islamic Republic Of)
Asia-Pacific Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Ms. A. Husin

Malaysia
Asia-Pacific Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Ms. S. J. Marri

Pakistan
Asia-Pacific Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Ms. A. Karapetyan

Armenia
Eurasia Group
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Mr. K. Kosachev

Russian Federation
Eurasia Group
End of mandate: Oct 2023

Mr. V. Suarez Díaz

Dominican Republic
Latin America/Caribbean Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Mr. J.F. Merino

El Salvador
Latin America/Caribbean Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Ms. I. Passada

Uruguay
Latin America/Caribbean Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Señor. R. del Picchia

France
Twelve Plus Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Ms. A. Vadai

Hungary
Twelve Plus Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Mr. G. Migliore

Italy
Twelve Plus Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Ms. M. Kiener-Nellen

Switzerland
Twelve Plus Group
End of mandate: Apr 2023

Ms. S. Kihika

Kenya
Ex Officio Member (Bureau of Women MPs)
End of mandate: Jan 2020

Mr. M. Bouva

Suriname
Ex Officio Member (Bureau of Young MPs)
End of mandate: Apr 2021