The Executive Directorate of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTED) is making an expert assessment visit to Finland on 7 and 8 June. The purpose of the Committee’s country visits is to assess the counter-terrorism situation in each individual country: to identify best practices and, conversely, any shortcomings that might exist. The delegation is headed by Mike Smith, Executive Director of the CTED. Extensive preparations for the assessment visit have been made in the State administration. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has acted as the coordinator.
During the visit, the delegation of experts will learn about cooperation between the Finnish authorities in counter-terrorism efforts, about the national counter-terrorism strategy, and about Finland’s participation in international cooperation to counter terrorist activities.
The UN Counter-Terrorism Committee was established by Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001), which was adopted unanimously in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11 September. The Committee works to bolster the ability of UN Member States to prevent terrorist acts both within their borders and across regions. The Committee comprises all 15 Security Council members. The Committee conducts regular assessment visits to various countries.
Additional information: First Secretary Riina-Riikka Heikka, tel. +358 9 1605 5785 or mobile tel. +358 40 352 0046, Counsellor Kari Veijalainen, tel. +358 9 1605 6486 or mobile tel. +358 40 350 8289