Terrorism poses a threat to peace and security. Iraq has successfully defended itself from the threat of its global spread. They are committed to respecting and upholding the council’s resolution. In this meeting, they affirmed their commitment to countering terrorism and continue to seek international support for their efforts.
Ambassador Sanchez had a few reflections in his speech to the council. First, that terrorism is a global threat and that no state is immune to it or should have to fight it alone. To combat this global threat, we must avail ourselves of sufficient tools and work together. Second, if we all implement our current obligations, the results would no doubt be superior. He stated that we are not doing bad (in regards the global fight against terrorism) but we could be doing a lot better. We need to keep in mind that holding those accountable for war crimes and prosecuting the offenders is crucial in this process.
Neutrality is a key principle in pursuing threats and joint efforts must meet joint operational solutions.
Another issue is information not being shared enough regarding threats. The Representative of INTERPOL encourages the continued sharing of terroristic information through the I24-7 system. Information conveyed through the INTERPOL channels only matters if it reaches the right hands.
By expanding international cooperation particularly between agencies and institutions, we can achieve better results in the fight against global terrorism.
Meeting: Countering the FTF Phenomenon: Combined Efforts of Police and Justice
Date/Location: Thursday 28th June 2018; 13:15 to 14:30; Trusteeship Council Chamber; UN Headquarters, New York, NY.
H.E. D. Jorge Moragas Sanchez, Permanent Representative of Spain to the UN
H.E. Mohammed Hussein Bahr al-Uloom, Permanent Represent of Iraq to the UN
Mr. Yury Fedotov, Executive-Director UNODC
Mr. Jürgen Stock, Secretary-General of INTERPOL
Mr. Julian King, Commissioner (Security Union), European Union
Major General Maher Najem Abdulhussein, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Iraq for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations
Ms. Michèle Coninsx, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate
Colonel Manuel Navarrete Paniagua, Head of the European Counter-Terrorism Centre (ECTC)- EUROPOL
Written By: WIT Representative Esmeralda Abdourazak