Rabat Regional Workshop on Countering Incitement and Violent Extremism

Second Regional Workshop on the Implementation of UN SEC RES 1624 (2005)

Together with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), ICCT organised a regional Workshop for Maghreb and Sahel States in Rabat, Morocco, 17-19 July 2012. The meeting brought a wide range of regional government officials together with civil society representatives and experts from international and regional organisations.

The resolution is concerned principally with the prohibition and prevention of incitement to commit terrorist acts, and with measures to counter incitement and promote dialogue.


Participants

Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger and Senegal were the eight states represented at the meeting.


Outcome of the Meeting 

The participants identified challenges and possible solutions, which could be part of national strategies to implement Security Council Resolution 1624 (2005).

Workshop participants recognised the need for the international, national and local actors to better understand the factors that lead certain individuals towards terrorism and to identify ways in which this could be prevented. They agreed that a comprehensive approach involving governmental and non- governmental actors is important in achieving success in de-radicalisation and disengagement from terrorism. Participants contributed with positive energy to the lively and open debate, building bridges between different regions and different actors.

ICCT assisted the UN in the organisation and implementation of this workshop, making full use of its expertise in the field of preventing and countering violent extremism and incitement to terrorism, as well as its vast civil society network and intensive engagement with other non-governmental actors across the world.


Additional Information

You can find more information about the Workshops on Effective Implementation of UN SEC RES 1624 (2005) here.