Resolution on Combating Terrorism, Illicit Drug Traffic and Organized Crime

APPF19/RES/02

19th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
23-27 January 2011

Resolution on Combating Terrorism, Illicit Drug Traffic and Organized Crime

 APPF19/RES/02

(Sponsored by the Russian Federation)

THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC PARLIAMENTARY FORUM:

Reaffirming the previous resolutions concerning the fight against terrorism and organized crime adopted by the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum;

Reiterating strong and unequivocal condemnation of terrorism which constitutes one of the most serious threats to regional and international peace and security;

Willing to contribute to enhancing the efforts of the international community to effectively combat the scourge of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations;

Reaffirming the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy adopted on September 8, 2006 and striving for comprehensive implementation including in the Asia-Pacific region in an integrated manner;

Reaffirming the need to enhance the role of international, regional and sub-regional organizations in implementation of global counter-terrorism measures;

Recognizing that terrorism is aggravated by other international crimes, including illicit drug and arms trafficking, corruption, money laundering, cyber crime, human trafficking, kidnapping, piracy which can be used as direct support to this scourge, in particular as a funding source;

Bearing in mind the "Salvador Declaration on Comprehensive Strategies for Global Challenges: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Systems and Their Development in a Changing World" adopted at the Twelfth Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Salvador, Brazil in April 2010;

Recognizing the interdependent nature of challenges posed by illicit drug production and trafficking, including of Afghan origin;

Noting the significance of assistance rendered by the international community, international and regional organizations as well as non-governmental organizations to the countries of the region in reducing illicit drug production and trade;

Convinced that parliaments can effectively contribute to ensuring progress in improving national legislation on prevention and combating terrorism and other interrelated crimes;

Mindful of the need to strengthen regional counter-terrorism cooperation;


RESOLVES TO:

  1. Call on all APPF Member Countries to speed up their accession to and full implementation of the United Nations counter-terrorism related conventions and protocols.
  2. Urge all APPF Member Countries to fully implement all United Nations Security Council counter-terrorism resolutions.
  3. Call on all APPF Parliaments to strengthen inter-parliamentary regional and international cooperation to improve national and international legal basis to prevent and combat terrorism.
  4. Urge all APPF Parliaments to enhance information exchange on national legislation related to prevention and combating terrorism and other interrelated crimes as well as monitoring implementation.
  5. Call upon those States that have not yet done so to consider ratifying or acceding to the United Nations Convention against Corruption and the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols.
  6. Recognize the need to deny criminals and criminal organization: the proceeds of their crimes and call upon all States within their national legal systems to adopt effective mechanisms for the seizure, restrain and confiscation of proceeds of crime and to strengthen international cooperation to ensure effective and prompt asset recovery.
  7. Stress the need for stronger regional and international cooperation in countering global threat posed by the illicit drug production and trafficking.
  8. Stress the importance for APPF Member Countries to enlarge and strengthen interfaith dialogue to prevent terrorism for the benefit of a peaceful and fruitful Asia-Pacific relationship.
  9. Call on APPF Member Countries to further promote partnerships between states, business and civil society to combat terrorism.


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