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Initiative to stop terrorist travel launched on UNGA sidelines

ANI | Updated: Sep 28, 2018 18:18 IST

New York [USA], Sept 28 (ANI): The United States and Morocco launched the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum's (GCTF) Terrorist Travel Initiative, which brings together stakeholders to share expertise on how to develop and implement effective counterterrorism watchlisting and screening tools.
Launched on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the initiative will hold four regional workshops in 2018 and 2019 to develop a document that shall be endorsed at the 2019 GCTF ministerial meeting.
Reinforcing Resolution 2396, which was unanimously adopted by the Security Council in December last year, the resulting document will reinforce methods for countries and organisations to stop terrorist travel.
Terrorist travel is being curbed at the moment through Advanced Passenger Information (API), Passenger Name Record (PNR), and biometrics that have been prescribed in Resolution 2396. The new initiative will strengthen this resolution while aiming to stop terrorist travel altogether. (ANI)