Mauritius holds workshop to finalise National Risk Assessment Report

Financial Services and Good Governance Minister, Dharmendar Sesungkur addressed the workshop on its first day today. Photo: African Media

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – Mauritius is currently holding a three-day national capacity building workshop to finalise the National Risk Assessment Report.

The workshop is expected to focus on issues in connection with mitigating the risk of terrorist abuse for Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) for Mauritius.

The Financial Services and Good Governance Minister, Dharmendar Sesungkur, expressed his Ministry’s determination and perseverance in building and enhancing capacity and competence to help fight and counter terrorism and achieve a zero tolerance policy.

“Terrorist abuse for NPOs is an area where more attention is needed in the future,” he said, adding that the interest of his Ministry to partner in such capacity building initiatives alongside the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), bears testimony to the Government’s commitment in its strike against terrorism.

Sesungkur was speaking during the official opening of the workshop at the Sofitel Mauritius L’Impérial Resort and Spa Hotel, Wolmar, Flic en Flac today.

He further gave his assurance that Mauritius remains an active ally in supporting anti-terrorism action and will continue to stand by the United Nations’ agencies in such endeavours.

The United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative to Mauritius, Christine Umutoni, reiterated the UNDP’s support to Mauritius to counterfeit terrorism.

“The international community have over the years been looking for international funds to fight terrorism which is a pressing issue to address. Protecting NPOs from terrorism threat is a requisite to better protect the financial sector,” she added.

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