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IPU-UN Regional Conference for the Middle East and North Africa: The role of parliamentarians in addressing the threat of foreign terrorist fighters and associated challenges




Organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the House of Representatives of Egypt, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, as part of the activities of the IPU High-Level Advisory Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism

The objective of the regional conference is to generate discussion on the opportunities and challenges faced by parliaments in countering terrorism and preventing extremism leading to terrorism. The conference aims to enhance regional parliamentary cooperation; gather feedback from parliamentarians to UN agencies on turning UN resolutions into legislation; promoting the work of the IPU-UN Joint Programme; contribute to establishing the Global Parliamentary Network on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism; and increase the awareness of parliamentarians on recent developments pertaining to foreign terrorist fighters.