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 Expert Group Meeting on Good Practices on Assisting and Supporting Victims of Terrorism within the Criminal Justice Framework

UNODC/TPB has recently organized, in collaboration with the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), an Expert Group Meeting on Good Practices on Assistance to and Support for Victims of Terrorism within the Criminal Justice Framework Read more>

Trainers from the Indian criminal justice entities conduct workshop using UNODC counter terrorism legal training curriculum

From 10 to 12 November 2014 UNODC/TPB)and the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy co-organized a national workshop in Hyderabad, India, within the framework of the UNODC/TPB train-the-trainer initiative. Read more>

UNODC/TPB holds the first national workshop of the European Union-funded action to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts in the Maghreb region

This initiative, launched in June 2014 at a regional conference in Tunis, aims at strengthening the capacity of countries of the Maghreb region, especially Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, in investigating and prosecuting counter-terrorism cases while respecting human rights and the rule of law.  Read more>

Regional Conference on Strengthening Legal and Policy Mechanisms to Prevent Radicalization and Violent Extremism

UNODC/TPB and Hedayah Centre of Excellence organized a joint Regional Conference on Strengthening Legal and Policy Mechanisms to Prevent Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in October 2014 Read more>

UNODC/TPB was the first entity to provide Iraqi officials with technical assistance on United Nations Security Council Resolutions S/RES/2170 (2014) (kidnapping for ransom) and S/RES/2178 (2014) (foreign terrorism fighters)

In Amman, Jordan, on 27-30 October 2014, UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop for Iraq entitled "Strengthening International Cooperation  in Countering Terrorism as Provided by the Universal Legal Instruments against Terrorism and the Relevant Security Council Resolutions Including S/RES/2170 (2014) and S/RES/2178 (2014)".  Read more>

UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop for Egyptian officials on strengthening international judicial cooperation against terrorism 

The workshop was part of the current plan of action between the Government of Egypt and UNODC/TPB, the activities under which are generously funded by the Government of Japan. UNODC/TPB plans several additional specialized technical assistance activities for Egypt in the coming months.

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UNODC contributes to the enhancement of CBRN legislation in several South East Asian Member States. Read more>

 

Despite the dramatic security developments, UNODC/TPB implemented another successful workshop for Iraq. Read more>

UNODC/TPB and GCTF hold a regional workshop for Southeast Asia on challenges and good practices in the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of terrorism preventive criminal offences. Read more>

UNODC/TPB and the Global Counterterrorism Forum hold the Second Expert Group Meeting on Protecting and Using Intelligence Information in Counter-Terrorism Investigations and Prosecutions

 

The Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC/TPB) and the Criminal Justice Sector and Rule of Law Working Group of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) hosted the Second Expert Group Meeting on Protecting and Using Intelligence Information in Rule of Law-Based, Criminal Justice Sector-Led Investigations and Prosecutions at the UNODC headquarters in Vienna, Austria on 7-8 July 2014.  Read more>

 

Adoption of a New Instrument against Terrorism

On 4 April 2014, the International Civil Aviation Organization Diplomatic Conference on Air Law, held in Montreal, Canada, adopted a Protocol to Amend the 1963 Tokyo Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft. Read more>

UNODC/TPB Launches Three Unprecedented Technical Tools to Prevent and Combat Terrorism and Its Financing in Colombia

On 2 July 2014, in Bogotá, Colombia, UNODC/TPB launched three unique technical assistance tools, namely (i) the Guide for Colombia on the Legal Regime against Terrorism and Its Financing; (ii) the plan (case management tool) to conduct criminal investigations of the financing of terrorism offences in Colombia,and (iii) the Observatory of Jurisprudence for the Americas. Read more>

 

UNODC/TPB Commenced Cooperation with the Recently Established International Institute for Justice and Rule of Law through a Regional Workshop for Libya and Other Countries in the Middle East and North Africa 

Only few days after the inauguration of the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law in Malta (IIJ), the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC/TPB) and the IIJ, held a regional workshop on cross-border cooperation related to the fight against the financing of terrorism and other serious crimes. The workshop was held in La Valetta, Malta, from 23 to 25 June 2014. Read more>

UNODC/TPB Holds a Specialized National Workshop for Egypt

As a part of its ongoing project on strengthening the legal regime against terrorism for Egypt, that is generously funded by Japan, and in close cooperation with the Egyptian counterparts, the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC/TPB) conducted a national workshop on the prevention of terrorist financing, its investigation and prosecution. The workshop was held in Cairo, Egypt, from 17 to 19 June 2014. Read more>

UNODC/TPB Launched a Project under Japanese Funding to Enhance Countering Terrorism in Algeria

A specialized training workshop on the use of special investigation techniques in criminal investigation of digital communication channels was held in Algiers, Algeria, from 16 to 19 June 2014. Read more>

 

UNODC/TPB and UN/CTED Launch the Regional Dimension of the European Union-Funded Action to Strengthen Counter-Terrorism Efforts in the Maghreb region

The first regional workshop of the four-year joint initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), in partnership with the European Union (EU), was held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 2 to 3 June 2014. Read more>

Publication marking the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 features UNODC's work in assisting States with its implementation. Read more>

 

UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch launched a project under Japanese funding to assist Iraq in countering terrorism

A workshop on the implementation of international law against terrorism and countering terrorism financing was held in Amman, Jordan, from 28 to 30 May 2014. Read more>

 

UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch launched a project under Japanese funding to assist Egypt in countering terrorism

A workshop on the implementation of international law against terrorism and countering terrorism financing was held in Cairo, Egypt, from 28 to 30 April 2014. Read more>

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UNODC assists Member States in Enhancing Their Capabilities to Prosecute the Illicit Trafficking of Nuclear and Other Radioactive Material

From 30 April to 2 May 2014, UNODC participated in a Regional Dialogue on Nuclear Smuggling Prosecutions, held in Tbilisi, Georgia, and organized by the United States of America. Read more>

 

 

UNODC and CTED hold the First Regional Meeting on Building Effective Central Authorities

A regional meeting on building effective international cooperation by central authorities was held in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 22-24 January 2014, within the framework of the joint three-year project of the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch and the  Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate of the United Nations Security Council. Read more>

UNODC Promotes the International Legal Framework against Terrorism and its Financing in Montenegro

A National Workshop on the International Legal Framework against Terrorism and its Financing, organized by the Government of Montenegro with the support of UNODC, was held in Podgorica from 8 to 10 October 2013. Read more>

UNODC Promotes the International Legal Framework against Nuclear Terrorism in Africa

On 16 and 18 October, senior officials from Comoros, Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda  gathered at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss the importance of the ratification and legislative implementation of two key international legal instruments in the fight against nuclear terrorism.  Read more>

UNODC Promotes the International Legal Framework against Nuclear Terrorism in Africa

On 5 and 6 June, senior officials from nine west African states gathered at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss two key international legal instruments in the fight against nuclear terrorism. Read more>

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Launch of the UNODC/TPB Technical Assistance Tool on "The Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes"

Pursuant to the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (A/RES/60/288) unanimously adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2006, Member States undertook to work with the United Nations to explore ways and means to coordinate efforts at the international and regional levels to counter terrorism in all its forms and manifestations on the Internet. Read more>

Afghanistan: In-depth Country Programme

As part of its efforts to support the government of Afghanistan to offer an effective, rule of law-based response to terrorism, UNODC's Terrorism Prevention Branch has been strengthening its provision of counterterrorism-related legal technical assistance to the country since 2004. Read more>

UNODC's 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. Read more>

For an overview of the Terrorism Prevention Branch's latest regional and national activities, as well as thematic programmes and tools in the fight against terrorism, please consult our newsletter by clicking on the links below:

 

 

TPB Briefing Issue 8 (July 2014)

TPB Briefing Issue 7 (December 2013)

TPB Briefing Issue 6 (May 2013)

TPB Briefing Issue 5 (December 2012)

TPB Briefing Issue 4 (December 2011)

TPB Briefing Issue 3 (August 2011)

TPB Briefing Issue 2 (May 2011)

TPB Briefing Issue 1 (January 2011)


UNODC/TPB Holds a Specialized National Workshop for Egypt

UNODC/TPB convenes Expert Group Meeting on Good Practices on Assisting and Supporting Victims of Terrorism within the Criminal Justice Framework

This initiative, launched in June 2014 at a regional conference in Tunis, aims at strengthening the capacity of countries of the Maghreb region, especially Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, in investigating and prosecuting counter-terrorism cases while respecting human rights and the rule of law.