UNODC South Eastern Europe on Terrorism Prevention
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.
As part of the plan of action of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, Member States resolved to cooperate fully in the fight against terrorism. In the resolution, the Security Council called upon States to work together urgently to prevent and suppress terrorist acts, including through increased cooperation and full implementation of the relevant international conventions relating to terrorism, and recognised the need for States to complement international cooperation by taking additional measures to prevent and suppress, in their territories through all lawful means, the financing and preparation of any acts of terrorism.
For South Eastern Europe, UNODC will provide technical and legislative assistance in the process of implementation of relevant legislation in order to strengthen the relevant institutional capacity in the prevention of terrorism both at a national and a regional level. UNODC will also provide support to the coordination of Member States in the region in the fight against terrorism.
Within the framework of the Regional Programme, the following activities are planned in 2010:
Assistance will be provided for the purpose of enhancing countries'/territories' ability to cooperate internationally in counter-terrorism cases; and
UNODC will assist in strengthening the capacity of countries/territories in the region to be better able to handle extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) requests.