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1 United Nations CTITF Working Group on Border Management Related to Counter-Terrorism on the Compendium of Border Control Instruments, Standards and Recommended Practices Related to Counter-Terrorism Briefing to Member States 18 July 2012

2 1.Overview of the Working Group 2.An introduction to the Compendium of Border Control Instruments, Standards and Recommended Practices Related to Counter-Terrorism 3.Future activities 2 Agenda

3 The Working Group 1

4 The Working Group was established to help Member States strengthen their border-management and border-control systems The Working Group was established to help Member States strengthen their border-management and border-control systems Mandate drawn from the United Nations Global Counter- Terrorism Strategy Mandate drawn from the United Nations Global Counter- Terrorism Strategy –Pillar II, paragraphs 4, 5, 7, 8, 13 to 16 –Pillar III, paragraphs 2, 4 and 11 to 13 4 Background

5 Co-Chairs Co-Chairs –CTED; INTERPOL; WCO Core Members Core Members –1267/1989 Monitoring Team; 1540 Committee Expert Group; ICAO; IMO; IOM; OHCHR; UNICRI; UNODA; UNODC; UNHCR (observer) Other Members Other Members –DPKO; OLA Membership

6 Overall Aim Overall Aim –Enhance international, regional and national policy and practice relating to border management in the context of countering terrorism Objectives Objectives –Enhance coordination between United Nations and other relevant agencies on border security in relation to institutional development and technical assistance matters –Provide tailored advice and assistance to Member States in their efforts to implement a comprehensive and coordinated border management approach to safeguard against terrorist crimes and related offences –Identify, prioritize and address key gaps in Member States laws, institutions and practical measures on border-related matters Aims and objectives

7 7 Themes & subthemes 1. Mobility and processing of people 2. Integrity and security of document issuing process 3. Movement of cash and other bearer negotiable instruments 4. Movement and processing of goods 5. Movement of small arms, light weapons, ammunition, explosives & CBRN 6. Maritime security 7. Aviation security 8. Early warning and alert systems 9. Control of the open border Each has a # of subthemes: For example, under Movement and processing of goods, a few of the sub-themes are: International conventions, standards and recommended practices Cargo processing (e.g. automation, electronic information, I&I, risk assessment, technology, non-intrusive inspection) Prevention, detection and response of related offences Cooperation, coordination and information exchange Private sector Anti-corruption measures There are 9 major themes:

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9 1.Initial planning and organization of coordination meetings 2.Compendium of Border Control Instruments, Standards and Recommended Practices Related to Counter- Terrorism 3.Framework for a coordinated border management approach 4.Regional workshops to promote coordinated border management Activities and Outputs

10 The Compendium 2

11 A unique, online point of reference for Member States to find reference guidance on implementation of legal, institutional and practical border-control measures to counter terrorism. A unique, online point of reference for Member States to find reference guidance on implementation of legal, institutional and practical border-control measures to counter terrorism. Fully recognizes the national sovereignty of Member States when implementing border management initiatives to counter terrorism. Fully recognizes the national sovereignty of Member States when implementing border management initiatives to counter terrorism. Contains nearly 300 resources from nearly a dozen UN entities whose work encompasses one or more themes/aspects of border security. Contains nearly 300 resources from nearly a dozen UN entities whose work encompasses one or more themes/aspects of border security. Advantages: Advantages: –Allows States to search for resources according to their needs –User friendly interface –Saves paper but also includes print functionality –Ongoing updates will be immediately accessible online

12 Producing the Compendium Consensus based approach Consensus based approach Inaugural meeting Inaugural meeting 300 resources collected from contributing entities 300 resources collected from contributing entities User-friendly, flexible and searchable database produced User-friendly, flexible and searchable database produced Review of compendium conducted during second meeting Review of compendium conducted during second meeting Revised resources solicited and inputted into the database Revised resources solicited and inputted into the database Final review conducted Final review conducted Publication Publication

13 13 What does the Compendium contain? There are 6 types of resources: 1. Legal instruments 2. International standards 3. Recommended Practices 4. Guidance material 5. Training document 6. Technology

14 14 Resource structure Title Title Theme and sub-theme Theme and sub-theme Originating organization Originating organization Indication of resource type (i.e. int. standard) Indication of resource type (i.e. int. standard) A specific reference (i.e. chapter 3) A specific reference (i.e. chapter 3) Direct URL link to the relevant document or contact information (as applicable) Direct URL link to the relevant document or contact information (as applicable) Resources are sorted and searchable by: Theme Sub-theme Organization Title Resource type Each resource consists of:

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16 Live demonstration 1. Navigation to the Compendium 2. Search by theme & sub-theme 3. Search by organization 4. Print function

17 Consolidation of available relevant resources Consolidation of available relevant resources Easily accessible through a user-friendly searchable database providing direct links to the relevant material Easily accessible through a user-friendly searchable database providing direct links to the relevant material Increased awareness and understanding of legal frameworks, institutional structures and recommended practices Increased awareness and understanding of legal frameworks, institutional structures and recommended practices Improved sharing of information and knowledge on codes and practices Improved sharing of information and knowledge on codes and practices Expanded international cooperation and networking among experts Expanded international cooperation and networking among experts Outcomes

18 Regular updates from contributing Working Group entities Regular updates from contributing Working Group entities Expansion of resources to include relevant material from regional and subregional organizations Expansion of resources to include relevant material from regional and subregional organizations Development of required resources for the theme: control of the open border Development of required resources for the theme: control of the open border Improvement of the Compendium following feedback from Member States Improvement of the Compendium following feedback from Member States Further promotion of the Compendium Further promotion of the Compendium Future development of the Compendium

19 Future activities 3

20 A coherent and adaptable framework of a coordinated border management approach A coherent and adaptable framework of a coordinated border management approach To be developed by Working Group entities in consultation with various Member States To be developed by Working Group entities in consultation with various Member States Takes into account the obligations and responsibilities of a number of concerned border control agencies and requirements Takes into account the obligations and responsibilities of a number of concerned border control agencies and requirements Will serve as additional guidance to Member States Will serve as additional guidance to Member States Framework for coordinated border management

21 Coordinated Border Management Internal/External inputs Private Sector Input

22 Member States gain enhanced abilities to cross-reference information, integrate the necessary human and technological capacities and improve the legal, institutional and practical mechanisms to protect their borders. Member States gain enhanced abilities to cross-reference information, integrate the necessary human and technological capacities and improve the legal, institutional and practical mechanisms to protect their borders. UN and international border control entities launch joint initiatives that are more coherent and sensitive to competing obligations and responsibilities in order to assist Member States develop a more effective border management system. UN and international border control entities launch joint initiatives that are more coherent and sensitive to competing obligations and responsibilities in order to assist Member States develop a more effective border management system. Framework - key outcomes

23 Statement of principles and concept note Statement of principles and concept note Detailed plan for development Detailed plan for development Consultations with Member States Consultations with Member States Detailed timetable Detailed timetable Resource plan Resource plan Preparation and completion of framework Preparation and completion of framework Framework - next steps

24 Overall aim to engage directly with Member States border-control agencies, with a view to further discussing and promoting the template and compendium and promote a comprehensive and coordinated approach to counter-terrorism-related border management Overall aim to engage directly with Member States border-control agencies, with a view to further discussing and promoting the template and compendium and promote a comprehensive and coordinated approach to counter-terrorism-related border management Six workshops proposed : Six workshops proposed : –South Asia –Southeast Asia –Middle East/Persian Gulf –East Africa and South East Africa –North Africa/Sahel –Caribbean and Latin America Regional workshops

25 Discussion and promotion of Compendium and Template Discussion and promotion of Compendium and Template Identification of regional challenges and priorities Identification of regional challenges and priorities Opportunity to further assess relevant vulnerabilities of current border management systems Opportunity to further assess relevant vulnerabilities of current border management systems Identification of approaches to mitigate relevant risks and adopt mechanisms for measuring progress Identification of approaches to mitigate relevant risks and adopt mechanisms for measuring progress Development of sustained dialogue between national and regional agencies and CTITF entities Development of sustained dialogue between national and regional agencies and CTITF entities Eventual facilitation of technical assistance and capacity building approaches Eventual facilitation of technical assistance and capacity building approaches Improved implementation of border controls related to counter-terrorism as required by a number of Security Council resolutions and the Global Strategy Improved implementation of border controls related to counter-terrorism as required by a number of Security Council resolutions and the Global Strategy Regional workshops – key outcomes

26 Thank you Questions

27 How to access and use the Compendium A

28 28 Step 1: Accessing the database There will be links to the database from There will be links to the database from –The CTITF Working Group on Border Management Homepage: –The CTC/CTED Website –Contributing organizations have agreed to link to it from their websites.

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30 30 Step 2: Start database homepage

31 31 Step 3: Browse by theme > Aviation security.

32 32 Step 4: A list of all resources in Aviation Security are displayed.

33 Step 5: Select a resource. A pop-up window showing the resource will then appear.

34 Screenshots B

35 Navigating to the Compendium

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39 Compendium Homepage

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