Counter-Terrorism in the Focus of UN and Interparliamentary Cooperation

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: October 21, 2019; 21:24 ♦ (Vindobona)

Reinhold Lopatka elected Chairman of the High-Level Advisory Group on Combating Terrorism and Violent Extremism.

Reinhold Lopatka: For the next two years, the Group has $5 million available for this global counter-terrorism strategy to develop concrete national and regional action plans. / Picture: © ÖVP Bundespartei / Jacob Glaser

At the 141st Assembly of the Interparliamentary Union (IPU) in Belgrade, National Councillor Reinhold Lopatka was elected Chairman of the "High-Level Advisory Group on Combating Terrorism and Violent Extremism".

This advisory group, made up of 20 parliamentarians from IPU member states and UN experts, supports parliaments and governments of Sahel states in their fight against…