DUSHANBE/NEW YORK/VIENNA, 16 September 2022 – The International High-Level
Conference on “International and Regional Border Security and Management Cooperation to
Counter Terrorism and Prevent the Movement of Terrorists” will take place in Dushanbe,
Tajikistan on 18-19 October 2022.
This two-day conference is co-organized by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the
United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the United Nations Regional Centre for
Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), the Organization for Security and Co-
operation in Europe (OSCE), the European Union (EU), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the
State of Qatar.
The conference is aimed at promoting bilateral, sub-regional, regional, and international
cooperation to improve border and customs controls in order to prevent and detect the
movement of terrorists, including foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), illicit trafficking of small arms
and light weapons, conventional ammunition and explosives, nuclear, chemical, biological or
radiological weapons and materials, and to take measures on border security and management,
criminal justice, and informationsharing in accordance with international humanitarian law,
international human rights law and international refugee law.
This Conference is part of the “Dushanbe Process” launched in May 2018, when the first High-
Level International Conference of the process on “Countering Terrorism and Preventing Violent
Extremism” (Dushanbe, 3-4 May 2018) was jointly convened in partnership with the
Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, UN entities, the OSCE and the EU. The UNOCT High-
Level Conference of the process on “International and Regional Cooperation on Countering
Terrorism and its Financing Through Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime” was convened
on 16-17 May 2019 in Dushanbe.
The Conference will include a High-Level Opening Session with the participation of the
President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon, Secretary-General of the
United Nations H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Under-Secretary-General of UNOCT Mr. Vladimir
Voronkov, and a number of Government Ministers and other senior officials from the region
The International High-Level Dushanbe Conference will conclude with the adoption of the
Dushanbe Declaration on Border Security and Management Cooperation to Counter Terrorism
and Prevent the Movement of Terrorists.
Detailed information, as well as the registration link is available on the official website of the
For any queries, please contact:
Mr. Sahobiddin Sadriddinzod (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com),
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan;
Ms. Laurence Gerard (firstname.lastname@example.org), United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism.