Human societies have suffered from terrorism throughout history. In recent times, the severity of this suffering has increased to the extent that terrorism has become a global phenomenon that preoccupies and causes concern to all those who are seeking peace, security and stability. For this reason, international efforts are required to contain and effectively ward off terrorism in a serious, responsible, and just manner that will ensure its elimination, preserve innocent lives, and safeguard national sovereignty and stability as well as world peace and security.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has therefore taken up the task of mobilizing international efforts to confront and uproot terrorism, prevent its growth, and dry up its sources of funding, and is convening this conference. The aim of the conference is to enhance ongoing endeavors to confront terrorism through mustering wide-ranging efforts that involve the countries affected. It is also geared toward exchanging views and expertise, and reaching appropriate recommendations and suggestions to combat this dangerous epidemic.
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1. Origins and sources of terrorism
2. Terrorist culture and ideology
3. Terrorism and narcotics
4. Terrorism and arms smuggling
5. Lessons learned from experience in combating terrorism
6. Terrorism and money laundering
7. The formation and organization of terrorist groups
Participating will be a number of countries affected by acts of terrorism, in addition to several international and regional organizations.
Working Progress and Guidelines