CEP Event: Tackling The Multiplicity Of Security Challenges In Taliban-Run Afghanistan And Neighboring Countries – Terrorism, Organized Crimes, Human Rights, And Humanitarian Assistance

(New York, N.Y.) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) alongside the Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, Canada, and Spain as well as the Afghanistan Policy Lab of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) invite you to a United Nations side event on the multiplicity of security challenges in Taliban-run Afghanistan and neighboring countries.

Almost two years after the Taliban takeover, international, regional, and foreign actors have diverse views about terrorist threats and security risks emerging from the Taliban-run Afghanistan. Despite their shared high degree of concern, there is an absence of any internationally agreed-upon strategy or common agenda on how to deal with the Taliban de facto authorities while managing insecurity within and coming from Afghanistan.

This side event will address the challenges U.N. Member States face in implementing relevant Security Council resolutions and adopting operational security measures within the rule of law framework to preserve the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Afghan people in a manner that is consistent with the overall objective of promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan under the Charter of the United Nations and international law, and in line with obligations under international human rights law, refugee law, and humanitarian law.

This event will be both in-person and online via Microsoft Teams.

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. ET / 15:00 CET to 12:00 p.m. ET / 18:00 CET
Venue: Conference Room 7, United Nations General Assembly Building, New York, N.Y. (in person)


Opening Remarks:
Mr. Naseer A. Faiq
Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations

H.E. Richard Arbeiter
Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations

Ambassador Adela Raz
Director, Afghanistan Policy Lab, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Keynote Speaker:
H.E. Ana Jiménez de la Hoz
Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Spain to the United Nations

Dr. Esther Zubiri
Expert, United Nations Security Council ISIL/Al-Qaeda/Taliban Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team

Dr. Elizabeth Joyce
Chief of Section, United Nations Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate

Dr. Adria de Landri
Resident Fellow, International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler
Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project

Ambassador Edmund Fitton-Brown
Member of the advisory board of the Counter Extremism Project and former Coordinator of the ISIL, Al-Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Team, United Nations Security Council

Dr. Arian Sharifi
Lecturer and Associate Research Scholar, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs


To participate in this event in-person or on Microsoft Teams please register via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUPUkc7SD-K6stPBKEv6U5YrxSeQyXfD5DPpszJPFWaRuLdA/viewform

Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues with an interest in the subject.

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