The workshop also included sessions focusing on challenges resulting from the current security, counter-terrorism, and extremism frameworks that are operational in Uzbekistan. The participants discussed best practices and lessons learned from other countries and regions in addressing these challenges.
The event was opened by H.E. Charlotte Adriaen, EU Delegation Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan, and H.E. Ashita Mittal, Regional Representative of UNODC’s Regional Office Central Asia, who highlighted the importance of UNODC's work on terrorism prevention and its cooperation with Uzbekistan.
The training seminar was part of UNODC's efforts to assist Uzbekistan in implementing its obligations under relevant international legal instruments on counter-terrorism, such as the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and the Secretary-General's Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism. It also aimed to strengthen national capacity of criminal justice practitioners of Uzbekistan to deal with terrorism-related cases in accordance with comprehensive international legal frameworks.