The Global Center, together with the Permanent Missions of Indonesia and Peru to the United Nations, hosted a closed-door roundtable as part of its “Passing the Baton” series to share lessons learned and identify priorities in relation to the UN Security Council’s support to member states in their efforts to prevent and counter terrorism.

Opening remarks were given by H.E. Mr. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra Velásquez, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Peru to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Mushin Syihab, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations, and Mr. Eelco Kessels, Executive Director of the Global Center.

The roundtable brought together 2019 and 2018 Security Council members to reflect on their experiences, lessons learned, and developments in addressing terrorism. Newly elected members of the Council also had the opportunity to hear from exiting members regarding their experience with substantive and procedural matters.

Participants reflected on ways to improve coordination and information among the Council and concerned UN entities as well as ways to enhance the Council’s reporting and assessment functions. Discussions also focused on ways to implement existing frameworks, particularly in light of the adoption of a high number of Council resolutions in the past few years, including the 2018 addendum to the 2015 Madrid Guiding Principles.

Information on previous roundtables with Security Council members can be found here and here.

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