The Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations and CGCC hosted a meeting entitled “Building Capacity in the Area of Counterterrorism in West Africa in the Framework of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.” The meeting included speakers from the Economic Community of West African States Commission in Abuja and the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, who provided updates on their respective efforts to promote counterterrorism cooperation in West Africa.

The meeting was part of a larger project assessing counterterrorism and broader related capacity‐building efforts in West Africa and looking at the possibility of developing a subregional strategy on counterterrorism in West Africa and a mechanism for facilitating improved subregional counterterrorism cooperation and capacity building.

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