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Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Threats - Second Regional Workshop

Initiative to Counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Threats - Second Regional Workshop

30 January 2019

Wednesday 30 January 2019

The meeting focused on experiences of states in the Middle East region and brought together 66 participants, who represented 24 countries and two multilateral organizations. In this context, the workshop sought to raise awareness on how terrorists can use UAS to threaten individuals and civilian targets and promote discussion on national action plans, approaches, and efforts to counter the misuse of UAS. The aim of the Initiative is to develop a set of internationally recognized, non-binding Good Practices that can serve as the basis for international engagement, assistance, and training to understand how international stakeholders can counter terrorist use of UAS. It is anticipated that these Good Practices will be presented for endorsement at the Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting in September 2019.