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Capacity-building workshop on countering terrorism and violent extremism for the Asia-Pacific Group


Kuala Lumpur


The overall objective of the conference is to support national parliaments to enhance understanding of their role in preventing and countering terrorism and addressing conditions to terrorism with a focus on priority areas specific to the regional context.

The regional conference will seek to:

  • Strengthen the role of parliamentarians in addressing terrorism and conditions conducive to terrorism;
  • Bring the experience and the concerns of parliamentarians and the world of legislators closer to the UN system, and the IPU secretariat;
  • Share knowledge about the different existing regional counter-terrorism initiatives and programmes;
  • Enhance cooperation between relevant parliamentary committees with the IPU-UN Joint Programme;
  • Strengthen the exchange of good practices and laws on addressing terrorism and conditions conducive to terrorism taking into account the regional context;
  • Identify priorities for further support and guidance which parliaments might require from the IPU- UN Joint Programme at the national or regional level;
  • Present the IPU-UNODC-UNOCT Joint Programme, demonstrating the advantages and benefits it offers to parliamentarians;
  • Contribute to the establishment of the Global Parliamentary Network on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism;
  • During the presentation of the IPU-UN Joint Programme on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism, the Parliamentarians will have the opportunity to hold initial discussions and brainstorming about the first Global Parliamentary Summit to be held in 2020 in order to collect recommendations from the participants.


Outcome document 192.47 KB
Agenda 413.49 KB
Concept note 613.61 KB