The seminar was organised following consultations held between the National Counter-Terrorism Co-ordination Council of Mongolia and the OSCE Secretariat's Transnational Threats Department in 2016. The Mongolian Authorities expressed an interest and need for support to national law enforcement agencies and relevant institutions from the non-governmental sector in building the capabilities of practitioners to effectively respond to VERLT-related threats in compliance with human rights and the rule of law.
The OSCE is organised its first seminar in Mongolia on community-policing approaches to countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism. The seminar brought together more than 70 participants, including representatives of state agencies and civil society of Mongolia, and experts from the Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Kyrgyzstan, Spain, the United States, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, and the Action against Terrorism Unit of the OSCE Secretariat’s Transnational Threat Department. The participants discussed the importance of community engagement as well as police-public co-operation and trust-building in tackling challenges related to VERLT.