Richard Barrett to Chair World Counter Terror Congress
December 4, 2017

Terrorism Experts Assemble in March for Invaluable World Counter Terror Congress



The organisers of next year’s UK Security Week have announced that Richard Barrett – the former coordinator of the Al-Qaeda/Taliban Monitoring Team of the United Nations Security Council – will chair its renowned World Counter Terror Congress from 6-7 March 2018.

One of the world’s foremost experts on terrorism, from 2004 to 2012 Barrett headed the Al-Qaeda and Taliban Monitoring Team at the United Nations (UN). During this time, he helped establish a working group on terrorism that became the UN Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force, and before that he worked for the British government…

Richard Barrett commented: “I’m delighted to be chairing the next World Counter Terror Congress. For many years the event has brought together leading figures from across the CT community and has proved invaluable in helping to protect nations from adapting threats. The programme in March will take a truly global look at the security situation and will present different approaches to preventing attacks and countering extremism. There is no better place for the CT community to share and shape future policy for national security.”



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