CGCC cohosted the final experts meeting in a three year global process aimed to developing a common understanding of sound regulatory approaches to counter the risk of terrorist abuse of the nonprofit sector. The meeting consisted of a two-day expert working group session and concluded on the third day with a public briefing on the process and outcomes held at UN Headquarters. Participants included representatives of international and regional organizations, in addition to national-level officials with a role in countering the financing of terrorism or charities regulation, and representatives from the nonprofit sector from across the globe. Most of the participants had attended one or more of the five lead-up regional meetings designed to share strategies and foster cooperation in responding to the risk. Experts agreed on the importance of proportionality, communication and outreach, and developed strategies on improving oversight, investigation and managing risk. The meeting was organized by the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and CGCC on behalf of the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Working Group on Tackling the Financing Terrorism.
5-7 March 2013 | New York, NY