Countries struggling to stop flow of foreign terrorist fighters

Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee.
UN File Photo/Loey Felipe

Many countries are struggling to put in place passport monitoring systems aimed at preventing the international flow of terrorist fighters, according to a top UN counter-terrorism official.

The UN's Counter-Terrorism Committee has released its second report on Security Council resolution 2178, which calls on countries to implement specific measures to stem the flow of foreign fighters.

Isabelle Dupuis spoke to Jean Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the UN's Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).

Mr Laborde said that while more work must be done, some successes have been registered in the last year.

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