International Conference on Global Fight against Terrorism was held in Tehran (25 - 26 June 2011)The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that there are great potentials and capacities at the global level for fighting terrorism which can be properly utilized if a positive, constructive and integrated approach is developed towards this phenomenon among all the members of the international community. Holding such conferences could play an effective role in the deeper apprehension of the different aspects of terrorism and the development of a global consensus on fight against terrorism.
International Conference on Global Fight against Terrorism
(25 - 26 June 2011, Tehran)
Terrorism is one of the gravest challenges facing the international community which has so far taken thousands of lives and a heavy material and moral toll. Terrorist groups and elements have demonstrated that they know no borders or limits in their span of dangerous terrorist activities and that they are ready to infringe upon all human and divine values as well as international rules and obligations in the pursuit of their objectives.
Many efforts have so far been made at national, bilateral, regional and international levels to curb terrorism leading to the conclusion of important agreements, arrangements and mechanisms for that purpose.
In spite of the progress and achievements made in these international endeavors, unfortunately, terrorist activities have been on the rise at the global level assuming more complicated forms which make an effective fight against this phenomenon even harder.
Terrorism has different forms and dimensions which need to be considered and addressed if this vicious phenomenon is to be essentially tackled.
What is certain is that an effective fight against terrorism requires strong will, determination and cooperation of the whole international community. In this context, it is necessary to adopt a holistic, integrated and effective approach towards such a global endeavor.
In view of the foregoing, as H.E. Dr. Ahmadi Nejad, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, stated in his addresses to the NPT review conference (New York, April, 2010) and also to the 65m session of the UN General Assembly (New York, September 2010), the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran will hold the "International Conference on Global Fight against Terrorism" with the participation of the heads of state and government of different countries in Tehran on June 25-26, 2011.
The main purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity for exchanging views on the following issues:
- The reasons for the growth in terrorist activities at the global level;
- The challenges and obstacles to the fight against terrorism;
- Appropriate mechanisms for the promotion of international cooperation in fight against terrorism at bilateral, regional and international levels.
The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that there are great potentials and capacities at the global level for fighting terrorism which can be properly utilized if a positive, constructive and integrated approach is developed towards this phenomenon among all the members of the international community. Holding such conferences could play an effective role in the deeper apprehension of the different aspects of terrorism and the development of a global consensus on fight against terrorism.
The "international conference on global fight against terrorism" in Tehran comprised three sections; the opening session, plenary sessions dealing with the main topics of the conference and the closing session.
The high ranking officials of state as well as of regional and international organizations expressed their views on fight against terrorism in their speeches to the sessions dealing with the main topics of the conference.
In addition, two panel discussions was held concurrently on the "role of regional and international organizations in fight against terrorism" and the "viewpoints of divine religions on fight against terrorism".
-Exchange of views about different aspects of campaign against terrorism
-The examination of reasons for spiraling trend of terrorist activities in global arena
-The examination of challenges and extant obstacles forcampaign againstterrorism’s sake
-Discuss on circumstances of strengthen appropriate mechanisms to opposing terrorism at the bilateral, regional and international levels
-Roots and different aspects of terrorism
-International cooperation on campaign against terrorism
-Strengthening international mechanisms to campaign against terrorism
-The role of international and regional organizations to campaign against terrorism
-Divine religions’ views on campaign against terrorism