This workshop was the sixth in a process to discuss the risk of terrorist abuse of the nonprofit sector and to share good practices and foster cooperation in responding to that risk. The meeting was hosted by the government of Qatar and convened by the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and CGCC on behalf of the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Working Group on Tackling the Financing of Terrorism. Participants included national-level officials with a role in counterterrorist financing or charities regulation from across the Middle East, as well as officials from international and regional organizations active in this field. Representatives from the nonprofit sector – from both international and domestic nongovernment organizations – also gathered to provide their perspective on the vulnerability of the sector to terrorist abuse and to reflect on the responses of states and the sector to the challenges that arise.

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