The Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation and Nahdatul Ulama (NU), with support from the governments of Germany and Sweden, co-hosted a workshop in Jakarta on 18-19 November 2009 to raise awareness of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy among civil society in Southeast Asia and explore the possibilities for greater civil society participation in efforts to implement the global framework in a manner that reflects the local contexts, needs, and prioriti es across the region. Participants in the workshop included representatives from civil society from across Southeast Asia working on an array of issues related to the implementation of the UN Strategy. The workshop aimed to build on the rich contributions of civil society to furthering human security in Southeast Asia and lay the foundations for the development of a civil society network related to the issues covered in the UN Strategy.
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Press Coverage (Nine Links):
“Civil Societies Discuss Ways to Combat Terrorism in Southeast Asia,” Sujadi Siswo, Channel NewsAsia, 20 November 2009 (Link to Video)
“NU Backs Indonesia’s Plan to Involve Civil Society in Antiterror,” Markus Junianto Sihaloha, Jakarta Globe, 12 November 2009
“Govt Told to Give Space to Civil Society in Combating Terrorism,” Adianto Simamora, Jakarta Post, 18 November 2009
“The UN and Civil Society’s Role in Countering Terrorism,” Abdul Wahid Maktub and Alistair Millar, Jakarta Post, 18 November 2009
“War Against Terrorism in Southeast Asia,” Rommel Banlaoi, Jakarta Post, 18 November 2009
“Confronting the Threat of Uncivil Society in SE Asia,” Tan See Sang, Jakarta Post, 19 November 2009
“CSO’s Need Role in Counter-terrorism,” Adianto Simamora, Jakarta Post, 19 November 2009
“Country ‘Still Faces Threat’ from New Terror Cells,” Adianto Simamora, Jakarta Post, 20 November 2009
“Counterterrorism Efforts Call for Govt, Civil Society to Team Up,” Adianto Simamora, Jakarta Post, 20 November 2009