Deputy Secretary General Mr. Talgat Aduov took part at the High-level Parliamentary Conference hosted by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism on 30-31 March 2022 in Doha, Qatar. The theme of the event was "Understanding the terrorist threat in Africa: new challenges and necessary measures".
The opening ceremony was addressed by H.E. Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, H.E. Mr. Hassan bin Abdulla Al-Ghanim, Speaker of the Shura Council of the State of Qatar, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Ali Houmed, President of the Executive Committee of the African Parliamentary Union, Mr. Annadif Khatir Mahamat Saleh, Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, and Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel and Ms. Cristina Duarte, Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa to the UN Secretary-General.
Representatives of African national parliaments, parliamentary assemblies, as well as thematic experts, including those from UNOCT programmes on Fusion Cells, Border Security and Management (BSM), and other programmes and projects took part in the event.
The event included four sessions, during which participants discussed the issues such as the main current and emerging terrorist threats in the African continent, necessary measures to mitigate, prevent and address the current and emerging threats, international technical assistance programmes and projects on CT and PVE, needs of the parliaments in Africa for technical assistance and capacity building in CT and PVE.