Terrorism Prevention and Eastern Africa
The fight against terrorism is a major challenge for countries in Eastern Africa, especially for Kenya and Tanzania, which have been hardly hit by terrorist attacks in 1998 and 2002.
The overall objective of UNODC's counter-terrorism technical assistance is to support requesting Member States in achieving a functional universal legal regime against terrorism in accordance with the principles of the rule of law, under the framework of an ongoing UNODC global project on strengthening the legal regime against terrorism that was launched in January 2003.
To answer to the requests made by countries, and to provide effective support, UNODC is providing tailored training and technical assistance to them. National, bilateral and regional activities aiming at building national counter-terrorism capacities on the legal aspects of counter-terrorism are therefore undertaken. Those activities include training of criminal justice officials and sensitization workshops for policy-makers on the importance of the ratification and implementation of the universal instruments against terrorism.