Al-Jarwan attends high-level conference on human rights, civil society and counter-terrorism held in the Kingdom of Spain
The President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, His Excellency Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Jarwan, attended the high-level conference on human rights, civil society and counter-terrorism held at the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses of Malaga (FYCMA) in Malaga, southern Spain, as part of his Excellency’s official visit to Spain to discuss strengthening cooperation and building new partnerships between the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace and various state institutions, human rights organizations, civil society and those supporting the culture of peace, tolerance and peaceful coexistence in Spain.
The international conference began with an intervention by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, His Excellency Vladimir Ivanovic Voronkov, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, His Excellency Michelle Bachelet, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union Affairs and Cooperation in the Kingdom of Spain, His Excellency José Manuel Albareth Bueno, the Spanish Minister of the Interior, His Excellency Fernando Grande Marlaska, as well as interventions by a large number of diplomatic delegations representing various countries before the United Nations and other international organizations.
During the conference, the attendees discussed ways to strengthen the mechanisms available to combat terrorism and provide solutions to the latter, while at the same time respecting human rights and the rule of law and providing guarantees so that civil society can participate actively in the fight against this terrorism. The Spanish Foreign Minister pointed out that the Government of Spain was considering the establishment of a global network of various organizations and associations supporting victims of international terrorism and an international fund for the network, so that the latter would have an influential voice at the international level, provided that this proposal would be presented at the Global Victims of Terrorism Congress which is expected to be held in New York in September this year, under the auspices of the United Nations and Spain.