UN / COUNTER TERRORIST TRAVEL

07-May-2019 00:01:09
Speaking at the launch of the UN Countering Terrorism Travel Programme, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “detecting and disrupting these terrorists and other high-risk criminals prior to them carrying out an attack is a high priority for the international community,” noting that the recent despicable attacks in Kenya, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, among others, are tragic reminders of the global reach of the scourge of terrorism. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 07 MAY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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07 MAY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Detecting and disrupting these terrorists and other high-risk criminals prior to them carrying out an attack is a high priority for the international community. The General Assembly and Security Council resolution 2396 have reaffirmed the need to strengthen our international cooperation and information sharing to improve national detection capacities and prevent the travel of terrorists.”
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“The programme will help Member States collect, process and share travel data with other competent national and international authorities, with full respect for privacy and other fundamental freedoms. We know that policies that fully respect human rights are essential in tackling violent extremism. This information sharing will enhance the abilities of Member States to effectively detect, prevent, investigate and prosecute terrorist offences, including their related travel.”
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Speaking at the launch of the UN Countering Terrorism Travel Programme, the UN chief Antonio Guterres said, “detecting and disrupting these terrorists and other high-risk criminals prior to them carrying out an attack is a high priority for the international community.”

Addressing the General Assembly today (07 May), UN Secretar-General Antonio Guterres noted that the recent despicable attacks in Kenya, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, among others, are tragic reminders of the global reach of the scourge of terrorism.

He said, “the General Assembly and Security Council resolution 2396 have reaffirmed the need to strengthen our international cooperation and information sharing to improve national detection capacities and prevent the travel of terrorists.”

On the Travel Programme, Guterres reiterated that it will help Member States “collect, process and share travel data with other competent national and international authorities, with full respect for privacy and other fundamental freedoms.”

He adde, “we know that policies that fully respect human rights are essential in tackling violent extremism. This information sharing will enhance the abilities of Member States to effectively detect, prevent, investigate and prosecute terrorist offences, including their related travel.”

The United Office of Counter-Terrorism is launching the UN Countering Terrorist Travel Programme, which will be implemented in partnership with the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the Office of Information Communication Technology (OICT) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

This programme aims to support Member States to use travel information to detect, prevent, investigate and prosecute suspected terrorists, while respecting high safeguards for data protection and in compliance with international human rights laws.

The United Nations will provide state-of-the-art software – goTravel - capable of analyzing travel data which, based on context-specific risks, will help them to detect and track suspected terrorists and their movements across borders. Prior to providing them with goTravel, the programme will support national authorities to develop the necessary legislative framework and national expertise via training and certification to operationalize it lawfully and effectively.
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