G20 countries leaders agree for action, targeted exchange of information on terrorism
To ensure the necessary balance between security & data protection aspects, the G20 leaders agreed to improve the existing international information architecture in areas of security, travel and migration, including INTERPOL.
G20 leaders on 7 July 2017, the first day of G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, agreed to facilitate swift action and targeted exchange of information on terrorism and it’s financing.
The information exchange that will include operational information-sharing, preventive measures and criminal justice response will happen between intelligence and law enforcement and judicial authorities
In a statement released at the end of the first day of the 12th G20 Summit in Hamburg, the member countries decided to take concrete steps to stop funding of the terror activities.
For this, they called for strengthening measures against the financing of international terrorist organisations in particular ISIL/ISIS/Daesh, Al Qaida and their affiliates.
The G20 leaders also reaffirmed their commitment to tackle all sources, techniques and channels of terrorist financing and calls for a swift and effective implementation of UNSCR and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards worldwide.
In addition to this, the leaders also decided that the private sector will be involved in the global efforts to counter terror-financing. Seeking to fight radicalization, the G20 group will take measures to counter terrorist propaganda. Simultaneously, the countries will also seek to promote political and religious tolerance and social inclusiveness to facilitate reintegration.
The leaders of G-20 also underlined to fight exploitation of internet and social media for propaganda inciting terrorism and radicalization. Steps would be taken to filter, detect and remove content that incites terrorists’ activities.
The G-20 leaders also resolved to exchange best practices on preventing and countering terrorism. The leaders of the G20 asserted that terrorism is a global scourge. The statement asserted that the terrorist safe havens must be eliminated in all parts of the world.