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Countries Must Unite in the Fight Against Terrorism. Technological Progress Brings New Challenges

Countries Must Unite in the Fight Against Terrorism. Technological Progress Brings New Challenges

4.9.2019 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Slovensko a OSN | Predsedníctvo Slovenska v OBSE

On September 3-4, 2019, Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Special Representative of the Minister for Slovakia’s Chairmanship in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, took part in the International Counter-Terrorism Conference in Minsk. The event, organised under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and the UN, was held as part of a long-term counter-terrorism effort of the international community in the context of the use of new technologies.

 

The Minsk conference focused on issues such as radicalisation in the on-line sphere, artificial intelligence, hacker activities, autonomous weapons and cross-border movements of terrorists. The discussions and presentations of the participants charted the phenomena and experience in the area of the abuse of technologies but also the pro-active use of them for counter-terrorism activities.

 

“International trade, the Internet space and the development of technologies have been going through a dramatic transformation and are being politicized more visibly than at any time before. A high level of adaptability and of technology has become an important feature of the current terrorism,” stated Lukáš Parízek. “There is no country that is immune to terrorism.” We have to respond by continuing to strengthen the defence capacities of countries and by sharing knowledge.”

 

On the side-lines of the conference, Lukáš Parízek met with Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office. The main tasks of Vladimir Voronkov, who was appointed to the leadership of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office in September 2017, are providing leadership for the execution of all UN counter-terrorist mandates, the improvement of coordination and cooperation of the relevant international bodies and entities, the strengthening of building capacities of the member states, the improvement of visibility and the  mobilisation of resources for UN counter-terrorist activities.

 

The Slovak State Secretary was received at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Belarus Republic by the deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Oleg Kravčenko.  The partners discussed Slovak-Belarussian relations, cooperation within the context of international organisations, and the current chairmanship of Slovakia in the OSCE.

 

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Záverečné vystúpenie štátneho tajomníka MZVEZ SR a osobitného predstaviteľa ministra pre predsedníctvo SR v OBSE Lukáša Parízka v rámci medzinárodnej protiteroristickej konferencie v Minsku Záverečné vystúpenie štátneho tajomníka MZVEZ SR a osobitného predstaviteľa ministra pre predsedníctvo SR v OBSE Lukáša Parízka v rámci medzinárodnej protiteroristickej konferencie v Minsku