The UNODC Online Counter-Terrorism Learning Platform
Launched in February 2011, the UNODC Counter-Terrorism Learning Platform has developed into a fully integrated interactive tool, training criminal justice officials from around the world in the fight against terrorism.
By fall 2012, TPB, in partnership with INTERPOL and national organizations, has held eight online training courses, training 217 practitioners in 37 countries worldwide, including the Sahel, West Africa and Indian Ocean regions. The courses, conducted entirely online, cover a wide range of issues, including the Universal Legal Regime and International Criminal Cooperation against Terrorism and provide participants with the opportunity to learn through a highly interactive methodology that includes: completing tailor-made activities; debating with lecturers during live sessions and submitting comments.
Participants have the opportunity to become members of the first worldwide virtual community of practitioners. By November 2012, the community had expanded to 815 members representing more than 115 countries. The community allows practitioners to create and expand their network, share good practices, keep abreast of legal developments, and engage in "continuous learning". Of particular importance is the opportunity to take part in "live events", which allows practitioners to debate on relevant counterterrorism issues and interact with counter-terrorism experts in real-time. To date, 44 live events have been carried out on topics ranging from Counter-terrorism and Human Rights, International Cooperation in Criminal Matters against Terrorism to The Use of Internet for Terrorist Purposes, Financing of Terrorism, or the International Legal Framework against Nuclear Terrorism.