Press Releases

    SC/7606
    18 December 2002

    SECURITY COUNCIL ENCOURAGES COUNTER-TERRORISM COMMITTEE TO BUILD DIALOGUE WITH RELATED ORGANIZATIONS, IN PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT

    Special Committee Meeting with Such Organizations 7 March 2003

    NEW YORK, 17 December (UN Headquarters) -- The Security Council this afternoon encouraged its Counter-Terrorism Committee to build a dialogue with international, regional and subregional organizations active in the areas addressed by the Council’s anti-terrorism resolution 1373 (2001).

    In a statement read by the Council’s President, Alfonso Valdivieso (Colombia), the Council requested the Counter-Terrorism Committee to invite all relevant international, regional and subregional organizations to contribute information on their activities in the area of counter-terrorism and to send a representative to a special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee with such organizations on 7 March 2003.

    The meeting, which was called to order at 4:06 p.m., was adjourned at 4:12 p.m.

    Presidential Statement

    The full text of the Presidential Statement, to be issued as S/PRST/2002/38, reads as follows:

    "The Security Council recalls the statement of its President of 8 October 2002 (S/PRST/2002/26) concerning the Work Programme (S/2002/1075) of the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1373 (2001) of 28 September 2001 (the Counter-Terrorism Committee).

    "The Security Council notes the key role to be played by international, regional and subregional organizations in supporting Government capacity strengthening on counter-terrorism and in furthering the implementation of resolution 1373 (2001). It encourages the Counter-Terrorism Committee to build a dialogue with and encourage a dialogue between such organizations active in the areas covered by that resolution.

    "In this context, the Security Council requests the Counter-Terrorism Committee, with a view to improving the flow of information on experiences, standards and best practice, and to coordinating ongoing activity, to invite all relevant international, regional and subregional organizations to:

    "(a) Contribute to a report information on their activities in the area of counter-terrorism;

    "(b) Send a representative to attend a Special Meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee with international, regional and subregional organizations on 7 March 2003.

    "The Security Council invites the Counter-Terrorism Committee to report on developments at regular intervals."

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