Strategic Goals

The UN Strategic Framework for the period 2012-2013 establishes the objectives and expected accomplishments that the UNODC seeks to achieve in pursuance of its mandate related to terrorism prevention. Accordingly, UNODC's Terrorism Prevention Branch aims to promote and strengthen a functional criminal justice regime against terrorism that is effective and implemented by States in accordance with the rule of law and human rights standards, with the following expected accomplishments:

  • Improved capacity of Member States to prevent terrorism in accordance with the rule of law
  • Improved capacity of Member States to implement the international conventions and protocols related to the prevention and suppression of terrorism, as well as relevant Security Council resolutions, in pursuance of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy of the United Nations

The expected results of UNODC have been further defined in the UNODC Strategy for the period 2012-2015:

  • Enhanced capacity of Member States to address the legal aspects of countering terrorism as reflected in relevant international conventions and protocols and United Nations resolutions
  • Enhanced legal knowledge and expertise of Member States in dealing with specialized thematic areas of terrorism prevention through capacity-building programmes
  • Universal ratification of the relevant international instruments relating to terrorism and improved national capacity for the enactment and implementation of domestic legislation in line with these instruments
  • Enhanced capacity for international cooperation in countering terrorism

UNODC's counter-terrorism activities are pursued under a thematic programme on terrorism prevention, which provides the framework for UNODC to plan and deliver, in an effectively coordinated manner, integrated services in terrorism prevention that incorporate well the closely linked and cross-cutting aspects of crime and drug prevention, criminal justice and international cooperation, falling under the mandates and mission of UNODC. Activities pursued under this thematic programme are complemented and supported by UNODC activities under other relevant thematic, regional and country programmes.