News and Events

 

 

Addressing foreign terrorist fighters in Bosnia and Herzegovina
UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop for Bosnia and Herzegovina on normative and administrative challenges relating to the FTF threat in Sarajevo on 30-31 October 2017. Read More >

 

Viet Nam: Detecting and interdicting the travel of FTFs
UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop for Viet Nam  on strengthening the capacity for detecting and interdicting the travel of FTFs and suspected terrorists, in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolution 2178 (2014) in Hanoi on 10-12 October 2017. Read More > 

 

UNODC participates in the XVI Meeting of the Heads of Special Services, Security and Law Enforcement Agencies

UNODC/TPB attended the XVI Meeting of the Heads of Special Services, Security and Law Enforcement Agencies in Krasnodar on 4 and 5 October 2017. Read More>

 

Egypt: Specialized training on countering the financing of terrorism using virtual currencies

UNODC/TPB organized a specialized training on countering the financing of terrorism using virtual currencies in Cairo from 2 to 4 October 2017. Read More>

 

Addressing foreign terrorist fighters in Montenegro

UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop for Montenegro on normative and administrative challenges relating to the FTF threat in Podgorica from 21 to 22 September 2017. Read More >

 

Specialist training on investigating terrorism cases while upholding human rights and the rule of law for Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon

 UNODC/TPB held two regional specialist training workshops on upholding human rights and rule of law in terrorism-related investigations in Amman from 9 to 18 September and in Beirut from 13 to 22 September 2017. Read more>
 

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Criminal justice responses to foreign terrorist fighters

UNODC/TPB organized a workshop for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on normative and administrative challenges relating to the foreign terrorist fighter threat in Skopje on 12-13 September 2017. Read More> 

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Investigation and adjudication of cases involving foreign terrorist fighters 
UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop on the investigation and adjudication of cases involving foreign terrorist fighters in South Eastern Europe in Sarajevo from 6 to 7 September 2017. Read More >

 

Specialized forensic bomb scene management t raining for Iraq

UNODC/TPB organized a training session on the forensic management of bomb scenes for Iraqi officials in Beirut from 28 to 30 August 2017. Read More>

 

Addressing the threat of dual-use chemicals in Iraq

UNODC/TPB together with INTERPOL, the OPCW and WCO held an expert meeting in Beirut from 12 to 15 August 2017 in order to develop a national strategy to address the threat of dual-use chemicals for Iraq. Read More>

 

Iraq: training judges who will be deployed in the liberated areas 

UNODC/TPB organized a national moot court training for Iraq on investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating terrorist cases in Beirut from 8 to 11 August 2017. Read More >

   

 

South and South East Asia: Criminal justice responses to violent extremism and FTFs
UNODC/TPB organized five national workshops for Indonesia, Malaysia, the Maldives and the Philippines on developing and strengthening effective national policies and legal frameworks for preventing and countering violent extremism leading to terrorism through appropriate criminal justice responses. Read More >

 

   

EU and UNODC, in cooperation with the UK, partner with Nigeria Police Force to help bring terrorists to justice
UNODC/TPB and the EU, in cooperation with the UK, organized a series of training courses for the Nigeria Police Force to strengthen their capacity to build strong case files to support prosecution of terrorist suspects while respecting human rights. Read More >

     

Lake Chad Basin: integrating gender dimensions to fight terrorism:
UNODC/TPB, and the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR), organized a sub-regional workshop on gender dimensions of criminal justice responses to terrorism in Yaoundé on 19-21 July 207. Read More >

 

 

 

Maghreb: Strengthening international cooperation in CT cases

 

UNODC/TPB organized a regional meeting on international cooperation in criminal matters against terrorism for the Maghreb region in Nouakchott on 12-14 July 2017. Read More >

 

Regional workshop on the use of digital evidence in terrorism related cases, in investigation and trial phases

UNODC/TPB organized a regional workshop for participants from the MENA region on the use of digital evidence in terrorism-related cases, which took place in Rome from 11 to 13 July 2017. Read More>

 

Training Iraqi judges on international cooperation in counter-terrorism cases

UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop on the international legal framework against terrorism and good practices to strengthen international cooperation in counter-terrorism cases in Baghdad from 5 to 6 July 207.   Read More > 

 

 

Iraq: Using intelligence in FTF-related investigations and prosecutions
UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop for Iraq on protecting and using intelligence information in human rights and rule of law-based criminal justice sector-led investigations and prosecutions of foreign terrorist fighter related cases in Valletta on 5-7 June 2017. Read More >

 

South Eastern Europe: Strengthening investigation and adjudication of FTF cases
UNODC/TPB organized two national workshops on the investigation and adjudication of cases involving foreign terrorist fighters in South Eastern Europe. The first one was held in Pristina, Kosovo (under Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)),  and the second one  in Durres, Albania from 1 to 2 June 2017. Read More >

 

 

 

The role of the criminal justice system in preventing violent extremism leading to terrorism
UNODC/TPB organized a special event on the role of the criminal justice system in preventing violent extremism leading to terrorism in the margins of the twenty-sixth session of the Comission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, in Vienna on 23 May 2017. Read More >

 

Japan's support to Yemen's delivery of specialized equipment to investigate complex terrorist cases

UNODC/TPB delivered specialized equipment to Yemen for investigative purposes in Amman on 18 May 2017. Read More >

 

Strengthening the use of special investigation techniques to counter terrorist activities in Yemen

UNODC/TPB organized a workshop for Yemen aimed at increasing the capacity of criminal justice officers to use special investigation techniques to counter terrorist activities on the Internet in Amman from 16 to 20 May 2017. Read More >

   

Nigeria: UNODC launches initiative on gender dimensions in fight against terrorism
UNODC, in partnership with the European Union and Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, held the first workshop on gender dimensions of the criminal justice response to terrorism in Abuja, Nigeria on 15 May 2017. Read More >

 

Egypt: Sharing good practices for preventing and countering transport-related terrorism offences 

UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop on good practices for countering transport-related (civil aviation and maritime) terrorism offences in Alexandria, Egypt on 13-15 May 2017. Read More >

    Disrupting the financing of terrorism in the MENA region

UNODC/TPB and the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force co-organized a regional training course on disrupting the financing of terrorism in Doha on 11 May 2017.  Read More >

     

UNODC launches a training module on The International Legal Framework against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism 

UNODC/TPB announces the publication of a training module, in the six official languages of the United Nations, which is part of TPB's counter-terrorism legal training curriculum. Read More >
  UNODC facilitates study visit of DRC counter-terrorism officials to Niger  


UNODC/TPB organized a study visit of Niger's counter-terrorism unit for Congolese criminal justice and law enforcement officials in Niamey from 2-4 May 2017. Read More >

 

 

Jordan: Management of intelligence information on the investigation and prosecution of FTF cases 
UNODC/TPB held a national workshop for Jordan on protecting and using intelligence in rule of law-based, investigations and prosecutions of FTF-related cases in Amman from 25 to 27 April 2017.  Read More >
 

Good practices to address terrorist-related threats to critical oil infrastructure in Iraq

UNODC/TPB organized a national training for Iraq on good practices to address terrorist-related threats to critical infrastructure in Beirut from 24 to 27 April 2017. Read More >
   

 

Parliamentarians from MENA and South-Eastern Europe review the implementation of the UNSC resolutions on terrorism and FTFs

UNODC/TPB and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) organized, in close consultation with the United Nations Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a conference entitled "Evaluation of implementation by national parliaments of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Terrorism and FTFs" in Rome from 30 to 31 March 2017. Read More >

   

Supporting Indonesia in strengthening national frameworks for compensation of victims of terrorism

UNODC/TPB, in collaboration with Indonesia's Witness and Victim Protection Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized a workshop to strengthen national frameworks for compensation of victims of terrorism in Jakarta on 30 March 2017.  Read More >

   

Kenya: UNODC launches manual on human rights and criminal justice responses to terrorism

The UNODC and Kenya's Director of Public Prosecutions launched a new manual today on Human Rights and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism tailor made for Kenya. Read More >
   

Nigeria: EU, UNODC and CTED partnership boosts human rights-compliant measures against terrorism

The European Union and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, Nigeria and UNODC, are continuing to work together to strengthen Nigeria's criminal justice measures against the terrorist threat of Boko Haram in compliance the rule of law and fully respecting human rights. Read More >
   

Yemen: Drafting a new counter-terrorism law  
UNODC/TPB held a legislative workshop in the preliminary stages of drafting Yemen's counter-terrorism law in Amman from 24 to 25 March 2017. 
Read More >

   

South Eastern Europe: Training on the investigation and adjudication of cases involving FTFs

UNODC/TPB organized a two-day national workshop on the investigation and the adjudication of cases involving FTFs in Belgrade from 22 to 23 March 2017. Read More >

 

MENA: strengthening legislation for facilitating cross-border cooperation against terrorism, its financing and other serious crimes

UNODC/TPB organized a regional workshop on measures and mechanisms under international law to strengthen cross-border cooperation against terrorism, its financing and other serious crimes in Amman from 21 to 23 March 2017. Read more >

   

 

Morocco: Strengthening special investigation techniques of digital communication channels for criminal justice and law enforcement officers

UNODC/TPB organized a specialized technical workshop for Morocco on the use of the Internet to investigate and prosecute terrorist cases in Velletri, Italy from 20 to 24 March 2017.  Read More >

 

   

 

Strengthening regional cooperation in FTF criminal cases in North Africa

UNODC/TPB held a regional training to strengthen regional cooperation in foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) criminal cases in Tangier from 14 to 16 March 2017.  Read More >

 

 

Central Asia: UNODC/TPB assists in addressing FTFs

UNODC/TPB in cooperation with OSCE and the Academy of Law Enforcement Authorities of Kazakhstan organized a two day regional workshop in Astana from 28 February to 2 March 2017. Read more >

 

UNODC/TPB Promotes International and Regional Cooperation in Criminal Matters involving Foreign Terrorist Fighters in South Eastern Europe

UNODC/TPB organized a regional workshop for South Eastern Europe on strengthening international and regional cooperation in criminal matters related to terrorism, with a focus on foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), which was held in Vienna from 14 to 16 February 2017 . Read more >

 

   

 

MENA: Strengthening the rule of law compliant criminal justice responses to violent extremism leading to terrorism

 UNODC/TPB organized a regional workshop, in cooperation with the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute on preventing and countering radicalization and violent extremism leading to terrorism through the rule of law based criminal justice approach, and engaging private sector and civil society actors in the national framework, in Tokyo from 13 to 16 February 2017.  Read More >

 

 

 

Yemen: addressing terrorist-related threats to critical infrastructure

UNODC/TPB held a national workshop for Yemen on good practices to address terrorist threats to critical infrastructure in Amman from 12 to 14 February 2017.  Read more >

 

   

Morocco: Assisting National Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Officers to Strengthen Response to Propaganda, Apology and Incitement to Terrorism

UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop on the reinforcement of the judicial response to propaganda, apology and incitement to terrorism in Rabat from 31 January to 2 February 2017.  Read More >

 

UNODC promotes the international legal framework against nuclear terrorism

The Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT), in partnership with Canada and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held the Vigilant Marmot Legal Frameworks Workshop in Bratislava from 24 to 26 January 2017. Read more >

 

Jordan: Managing the crime scene in terrorism-related cases

UNODC/TPB organized a national training on crime scene management in cases of terrorism relatedoffences, including the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes and cyber offences in Amman from 24 to 26 January 2017. Read more >

   

 

EU Action for Maghreb: Regional Seminar on Conducting Counter-Terrorism Investigations and Prosecutions

UNODC and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) held a workshop on converting intelligence to evidence and building intelligence from information in accordance with international standards and the rule of law in Tunis, from 18 to 20 January 2017.  Read More >

 

  Mali and UNODC work together to strengthen criminal justice measures against terrorism

Mali and UNODC, working through its Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN) based in Dakar and the Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB), has in recent years reinforced their cooperation for strengthening Mali's capabilities for undertaking effective criminal justice measures against terrorism in compliance with the rule of law. Read more >

  Supporting Criminal Justice Capacity Building against Emerging Terrorist Threats in Tajikistan

The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) organized a two day national workshop on supporting criminal justice capacity building against emerging terrorist threats, including foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), in Dushanbe from 21 to 22 December 2016. Read more >

 

Enhancing the training methods of Libyan Trainers on Human Rights and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism

The three-day workshop took place in Amman from 13 to 15 December 2016 and was attended by 20 trainers judges and prosecutors, who are also trainers at the institute including HJI's Deputy Director and the Director of Programmes. Read more >

 

Strengthening International Cooperation in Criminal Matters Related to Terrorism in the Margins of a High-Level, Open Briefing of the Security Council

On 12 December 2016 in New York, on the margins of the Council's meeting, Spain, in its capacity of the President of the Security Council, UNODC and the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) co-hosted a side event on "Enhancing Counter-Terrorism International Cooperation: 24/7". Read more >

 

Nigeria, UNODC, and Germany Partners on Training for Legal Advisors on Terrorism Offences

This second training series, financed by Germany, constituted a further important step in Nigeria's efforts to bring terrorists to justice through rule of law-based and human rights-compliant criminal justice measures. Read more >

    Technical assistance to Iraq: investigation, prosecution and adjudication of FTF financing

 

UNODC/TPB organized a training for Iraq on the investigation, prosecution, adjudication of financing of foreign terrorist fighters in Beirut from 7 to 9 December 2016. Read More >

 

  UNODC contributed to IAEA's International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions

UNODC participated in IAEA's International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions held in Vienna, Austria, from 5 to 9 December 2016, as a cooperating organization. Read more >

 

Iraq: strengthening the capacity of the FIU against terrorism financing 

UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop on the structural reform of the Iraqi Financial Intelligence Unit to strengthen its cooperation with national and international stakeholders in counter-terrorism matters in Beirut on 5-7 December 2016. Read More >

 

 

Strengthening Legal Protection and Support for Victims of Acts of Terrorism during Criminal Proceedings in Afghanistan

The Expert Group Meeting, organized by the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) in collaboration with project donor, the University of Sussex (United Kingdom), took place in Vienna on 1-2 December 2016. Read more >

 

Assisting Iraq, Jordan and Yemen on the Management of VEPs and the Prevention of Radicalization to Violence

Increasing numbers of violent extremist prisoners (VEPs) are posing a new set of challenges for numerous prison administrations worldwide.UNODC/TPB and and the Justice Section held a national workshop on the management of VEPs for Iraq, Jordan and Yemen. Read more >

 

UNODC FTF Initiative: Strengthening sub-regional judicial cooperation in the Middle East

UNODC/TPB held a regional workshop titled "Strengthening regional cooperation in foreign terrorist fighter (FTF) criminal cases", in Beirut, Lebanon, from 15-17 November 2016. Read more >

 

Assisting MENA countries in denying the benefits of kidnapping for ransom by terrorists

UNODC/TPB held a regional workshop on preventing and denying the benefits of kidnapping for ransom by terrorists in Dead Sea, Jordan, from 7 to 9 November 2016. This regional workshop aimed at showing the different factual and legal aspects of kidnapping for ransom. Read more >

 

Technical Assistance to Jordan on Transport-Related (Civil Aviation and Maritime) Terrorism Offences

UNODC/TPB organized a national training on "Transport-related (Civil Aviation and Maritime) Terrorism Offences, Including Targeting Tourism and Touristic Sites" in Amman with the generous funding by Japan. Read more >

 

Final Review of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Draft Law

UNODC/TPB held a workshop to carry out the final review of Iraq's counter-terrorism draft law at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna from 12-14 October 2016. Read more >

 

Strengthening Criminal Justice Responses to the Phenomenon of Terrorists Benefiting from Links with Transnational Organized Crime

On 17 October 2016 in Vienna, UNODC organized, together with the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in Vienna, a high level event, on the margins of the Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations against Transnational Organized Crime . Read more >

 

Assisting Gulf Cooperation Council Countries on the Use of Special Investigation Techniques in Criminal Investigation of Digital Communication Channels

UNODC/TPB held a training on "The use of special investigation techniques in criminal investigation of digital communication channels" from 26 to 29 September 2016 in Vienna. The event was organized jointly with the Office of the Permanent Observer of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) to the United Nations in Vienna. Read more >

 

Assisting Jordanian Judges in Developing Effective Trial Management Standards

Under the project on Strengthening the legal regime against terrorism in Jordan, UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop on "Developing Effective Trial Management Standards in Cases of Terrorism Related Offences" in Amman from 20-22 September 2016. Read more >

 

Assisting Egypt in Preventing and Suppressing Forced Recruitment and the Use of Women by Terrorist Organizations

Within the framework of the ongoing project to strengthen the legal regime against terrorism in Iraq, UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop on the "Recruitment of women by extremist groups including terrorist groups", from 6-8 September 2016 in Hurghada, Egypt. Reade more >

 

Expert Group Meeting on Training Module Development for South-Eastern Europe

From 6-7 September 2016 in Vienna, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) held an Expert Group Meeting to review a training module on the investigation and adjudication of cases involving foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) in South-Eastern Europe. Read more >

  Building the Capacity of Yemeni Judges and Prosecutors on Victims' Support in Terrorism Cases

Within the context of the 'Project on Strengthening the Legal Regime against Terrorism in Yemen', the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) organized a national workshop for 14 Yemeni Judges in Cairo, from 30 July - 1 August 2016. The workshop covered practical challenges and good practices in supporting victims of acts of terrorism. Read more >

  Training Egyptian Judges and Law Enforcement Officers on Witness Protection in Terrorist Cases

Within the Project on "Strengthening the Legal Regime against Terrorism in Egypt", the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) organized a national training in Cairo, from 26-28 July 2016. The training focused on good practices for the protection of witnesses in terrorist cases, to support Egyptian judges and law enforcement officers working on terrorist cases involving the protection of witnesses. Read more >

  UNODC Participates in the XV Meeting of the Heads of Special Services, Security and Law Enforcement Agencies

UNODC's Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, took part and delivered a keynote speech at the XV Meeting of the heads of special services, security and law enforcement agencies, organized by the Russian Federation and held in Saint-Petersburg on 27 and 28 July 2016. Please follow the link to access the Communique of the meeting.

 

EU-Funded Action for Maghreb: The Fourth Regional Seminar on Conducting Preventive Counter-Terrorism Investigations and Prosecutions

Within the framework of the four-year joint initiative of the UNODC and CTED, funded by EU, Morocco hosted a workshop on conducting preventive counter-terrorism investigations and prosecutions in the Maghreb region in Marrakesh from 18 to 22 July 2016. Read more >

 

Partnering with the Algerian School of Magistrates on international cooperation in cross-border terrorist cases

Around 35 Algerian judges and prosecutors from across the country participated in this first train-the trainers activity carried out in close cooperation with the Algerian School of Magistrates in Algiers from 18 to 20 July 2016. Read more>

 

EU Funded Action for the Maghreb: training on the investigation and prosecution of terrorism financing for Algeria

A specialized training workshop on the investigation and prosecution of terrorism financing offences was held in Oran, Algeria, from 12 to 14 July 2016. Read more >

 

Training Moroccan Law Enforcement and Forensic Officers in Terrorist Crime Scene Management

 

UNODC/TPB implemented a national specialised training on "Terrorist Crime Scene Management" from 19 to 21 July 2016 in Rabat, Morocco, to support the Moroccan law enforcement in developing and implementing effective protocols and actions in this regard. Read more >

 

Yemen: Training on the criminal justice responses to terrorist financing and the use of the Internet by terrorists

UNODC/TPB held three workshops for criminal justice officers from Yemen on the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of terrorism cases, with a special focus on financing of terrorism. The workshops were held in Amman from 13-20 May 2016. Read more >

 

Jordan:Completing Phase I with a Moot Court on Terrorism-Related Cases

Within the framework of the bilateral programme entitled "Strengthening the legal regime against terrorism in Jordan", UNODC/TPB held a moot court on the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of terrorism-related cases. It was held in Amman from 9 to 11 May 2016. The moot court was the fourth and final activity held under the above-mentioned programme. Read more >

 

Preventing and Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism as related to FTFs in the Spotlight of UNODC-Hedayah Conference

The International Conference on Preventing and Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism as related to the FTF Threat was organized by UNODC in cooperation with the Hedayah Centre of Excellence on Countering Violent Extremism in Abu Dhabi from 26 to 28 April 2016. Read more >

 

Iraq:Comprehensive Review of Counter-Terrorism Draft Law

Within the framework of the bilateral programme entitled "Strengthening the legal regime against terrorism in Iraq", UNODC/TPB held a workshop to review Iraq's counter-terrorism draft law in Amman from 26-28 April 2016. Read more >

 

EU-Funded Action in the Maghreb Region: Highly Specialized Training for Libya Hosted by the Italian Carabinieri

UNODC/TPB, in close coordination and with the full support of the UNODC Sub-Regional Programme Office for Maghreb countries based in Tripoli, organized a one-week training on the use of special investigation techniques in criminal investigation of digital communications channels in Velletri, Italy, from 18 to 22 April 2016. Read more >

  International legal instrument key to preventing nuclear terrorism enters into force

On 8 May 2016, the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material entered into force. It is one of the 19 international legal instruments against terrorism. Read more >

 

Nigeria Partners with UNODC and Germany on Training for Legal Advisors on Terrorism and Serious Crime

UNODC partnered with the Department of State Services and Nigerian Police Force to deliver a series of three in-depth training workshops for 20 select Nigerian legal advisors during November and December 2015 in Abuja. Read more >

 

Jordan: Supporting National Efforts in Countering the Financing of Terrorism

UNODC/TPB held, in cooperation with Jordanian authorities, a moot court on the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of terrorism financing cases. The moot court took place from 8 to 10 March 2016 in Amman. Read more >

 

EU-Funded Action in the Maghreb Region: Regional Seminar on Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Financing of Terrorism

The third regional seminar of the four-year joint initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, funded by the European Union, was held in Algiers from 2 to 4 February 2016. Read more >

 

Supporting Jordan's efforts in countering the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes

UNODC/TPB implemented a national specialized training covering practical challenges and good practices in investigating terrorist cases involving the use of the Internet. The training took place in Amman, Jordan, from 15 to 17 December 2015. Read more >

 

Assisting Tunisia in Ensuring Effectiveness of Its New Counter-Terrorism Legislation while Respecting the Rule of Law and Human Rights

The national seminar on "Implementation and application of the new counter-terrorism legislation in Tunisia: ensuring effectiveness while respecting the rule of law and human rights" took place in Tunis from 19 to 21 January 2016. Read more >

  Launching Technical Assistance to Lebanon

The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) organized a national training seminar on investigation, prosecution and adjudication of the financing of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) for senior Lebanese officials from the relevant national departments. This seminar was held in Beirut from 7 to 10 December 2015. Read more >

 

Strengthening Iraq's Capacity to Use the Internet for Investigating and Prosecuting Terrorist Cases

From 16-18 November 2015, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) brought 11 Iraqi law enforcement officials to Madrid to participate in a specialized workshop on the use of the Internet to investigate and prosecute terrorist cases. Read more >

 

UNODC/TPB Completes Phase I of its Counter-Terrorism Activities for Egypt with a Regional Workshop on the Use of Intelligence in Terrorism Criminal Cases

As part of ongoing activities to strengthen the legal regime against terrorism in Egypt and other MENA countries, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) organized a regional workshop on challenges and good practices in converting intelligence and classified information into evidence in terrorism criminal cases in prosecutions and in court. Read more >

  UNODC Launches Technical Assistance to Egypt within the Framework of the Initiative on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNDOC/TPB) commenced the implementation of its five-year Initiative on Criminal Justice Responses to Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Egypt with a national workshop on the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of the financing of foreign terrorist fighters. The workshop was held in Cairo from 10-12 November 2015, with generous financial support of the Government of Canada. Read more >

 

Addressing the Challenge of Terrorists Acting Alone or in Small Cells in order to Counter Radicalization and Violent Extremism Leading to Terrorism

From 9 to 11 November 2015, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) teamed up with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), to cooperate with Israel in its organization of a major international counter-terrorism conference in Tel Aviv. Read more >

 

Incorporating UNODC/TPB Modules related to Counter-Terrorism in the Training Curriculum of the Libyan High Judicial Institute

the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) has been delivering a series of specialized thematic capacity building training courses for criminal justice and law enforcement officials in criminal matters related to terrorism. The workshop took place in Amman, Jordan, on 28 and 29 November 2015. Read more >

 

Assisting Turkmenistan in Bringing National Legislation in Compliance with Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004)

On 19 and 20 November 2015, in Ashgabat, UNODC's Programme Office in Turkmenistan (POTKM) conducted the Third Meeting of the Customs Joint Legislative Review Group. Read more >

 

Building the Capacity of Iraqi Officers on the Dual Use of Chemical Materials

In close cooperation with the Spanish authorities and the 1267 Committee, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) organized a specialized workshop for Iraq on preventing the dual use of chemical materials for terrorist purposes, in Madrid from 19-21 October 2015. Read more >

 

Second Regional Conference of UNODC/TPB Five-Year Initiative Addressed Operational Challenges in Investigation and Prosecution of FTF Cases

This regional conference followed the successful launching event on 23-25 March 2015 of the UNODC/TPB Five Year Initiative on Criminal Justice Response to the Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs), funded by Canada, Japan, the United States and the European Union. Read more >

 

Strengthening Counter-Terrorism Efforts in Morocco within the Framework of the European Union-Funded Action in the Maghreb Region

UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop in Rabat, Morocco, from 29 September to 1 October 2015, under the framework of a UNODC/TPB-CTED joint initiative funded by the European Union. Read more >

 

Parliamentarians discuss the Challenges Posed by a Preventative Criminal Justice Response to Terrorism and Foreign Terrorist Fighters

On 8-9 October 2015 in Bucharest, UNODC/TPB and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean organized a joint regional workshop on the challenges posed by a preventative criminal justice response to terrorism and foreign terrorist fighters. Read more >

 

Promoting the Entry into Force of the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

On 28 and 29 October 2015, UNODC, in cooperation with the IAEA, held a High-Level Workshop on the Promotion of the Entry into Force of the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material. The Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and its Amendment are legally binding instruments that promote nuclear security and counter nuclear terrorism. Read more >

 

Addressing Countering Radicalization and the Phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters in the Maldives

The workshop aimed to enhance the understanding and knowledge of Maldivian officials of counter radicalization practices, along with existing international and national legal frameworks related to FTFs was held by UNODC/TPB and ROSA in Male on 1-3 September 2015. Read more >

 

Nigeria, UNODC and Japan Collaborate to Deliver Prosecutorial Training on Terrorism Cases

With support from the Government of Japan, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) partnered with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Justice's Office of the Director for Public Prosecutions to deliver a series of in-depth training workshops for 34 Nigerian prosecutors. Read more >

 

Addressing the Phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters in Central Asia

In Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 20-21 August 2015, UNODC/TPB, in cooperation with OSCE and ROCA, delivered a regional workshop on the preventive obligations and criminalization of offences regarding foreign terrorist fighters prescribed by United Nations Security Council resolution 2178 (2014). Read more >

 

UNODC/TPB Holds an Expert Group Meeting on the Development of a Training Tool on the International Legal Framework against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism

The meeting aimed to obtain an expert peer review of the UNODC/TPB counter-terrorism legal training curriculum's new draft module dealing with the international legal instruments against CBRN terrorism. Read more >

  UNODC/TPB Promotes Human Rights during Investigations of Counter-Terrorism Cases

From 22-24 July 2015, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB) and the Regional Office for South Asia, in collaboration with the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (NPA), held a national workshop in Hyderabad, India entitled "Effective Investigation of Terrorism Cases while Respecting Human Rights". Read more >

 

Strengthening Criminal Justice Mechanisms to Counter Improvised Explosive Devices in Afghanistan

The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch, in collaboration with the UNODC Country Office in Afghanistan, organized a national training workshop on strengthening criminal justice mechanisms to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The workshop was held in Kabul on 8 and 9 June 2015. Read more >

 

UNODC/TPB Completes Phase I of its Project for Iraq with a Regional Workshop on Cross-Border Cooperation

The regional workshop on cross-border cooperation to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorist acts was held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on 27-29 May 2015. Read more >

 

Addressing the Challenges of Foreign Terrorist Fighters at the 2015 Crime Commission

On 18 May 2015, on the margins of the 24th CCPCJ session, UNODC/TPB organized a High Level Special Event on Strengthening Criminal Justice Responses to the Phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters which counted the participation of senior officers from Member States and international and regional organizations, as well as high-level keynote speakers. Read more >

 

Assisting Tunisia in Development of National Policies and Programmes to Support Victims of Terrorist Acts

The seminar took place on 12-14 May 2015 in Tunis. The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch seized a particularly apt moment to deliver this capacity building training. Once adopted, a new draft counter-terrorism law that is currently being debated in the Tunisian Parliament, will serve as a basis for addressing the issue of victims of terrorist acts in Tunisia for the first time. Read more >

 

UNODC Promotes the Implementation of the Transport Related Counter-Terrorism International Legal Instruments

UNODC/TPB, together with the UNODC Regional Office for South Asia and in coordination with the Government of Bangladesh, held a national workshop on the promotion and implementation of the transport related counter-terrorism international legal instruments in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 26 and 27 April 2015. Read more >

 

Terrorists, criminals strengthening their links says UNODC Chief at 13th Crime Congress Special Event

On 14 April 2015 in Doha UNODC/TPB organized a High-Level Special Event on Strengthening National and International Cooperation in Preventing and Countering Terrorist Financing. The event aimed to discuss how combatting the financing of terrorism can contribute to prevent and disrupt terrorist activities. Read more >

 

Workshop on Countering Violent Extremism Opens Phase II of UNODC/TPB Project for Iraq

The national workshop on countering violent extremism and the criminal justice preventive strategy against terrorism was held from 14 to 17 April 2015 in Aqaba, Jordan. Read more >

 

UNODC Promotes the International Legal Framework against Illicit Smuggling of Nuclear and Radioactive Materials

UNODC/TPB participated in a regional dialogue on nuclear smuggling prosecutions, organized by the United States Department of State in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 1-3 April 2015. Read more>

 

UNODC/TPB Continues to Strengthen International and National Cooperation in Criminal Cases related to Terrorism in South Asia and Nepal

In March 2015, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch held a regional workshop in Kathmandu on strengthening international cooperation in criminal matters with a focus on terrorism cases and a national workshop for Nepal on workshop on strengthening national cooperation in criminal matters with a focus on terrorism cases. Read more>

 

UNODC/TPB Launches a New Global Initiative to Boost Criminal Justice Responses to Foreign Terrorist Fighters

The initiative, which runs to 2019, will assist Member States in criminalizing the FTF phenomenon in such areas, as terrorist recruitment, incitement to terrorism, terrorism financing, and terrorist training, among others. Read more>

 

UNODC/TPB Holds a National Workshop for Algerian Officials on Criminal Justice Prevention to Counter the Appeal of Terrorism

This training workshop was the first one implemented in Algeria under the UNODC-CTED-EU Initiative for the Maghreb Region. Development of a criminal justice response to counter the appeal of terrorism was identified as a major priority for the Government of Algeria. Read more>

 

UNODC/TPB Holds a National Workshop for Algerian Officials on the International Legal Framework Related to Terrorism Financing

The workshop was part of the current Plan of Action between the Government of Algeria and UNODC/TPB, some activities under which are generously funded by the Government of Japan. Read more>

 

UNODC/TPB Held a National Workshop in Morocco under the European Union-funded Action to Strengthen Counter-Terrorism Efforts in the Maghreb Region

The UNODC-CTED initiative, launched in June 2014, aims at strengthening the capacity of countries in 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>

 

FATF Recommendations into Dari and Pashto for Afghanistan

UNODC Hands Over the Translation into Dari and Pashto of the FATF Recommendations to the Government of Afghanistan

The translation of the recommendations is crucial for Afghanistan, especially at a time, when the country's financial regulatory system is being reviewed by the FATF and needs to respond to the findings of the 2011 detailed assessment by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Read more>

 

UNODC/TPB Holds a Regional Seminar on Parliamentary Oversight of Law Enforcement and Security Services, in the Context of the European Union-Funded Action to Strengthen Counter-Terrorism Efforts in the Maghreb Region

The second regional seminar of the four-year joint UNODC-CTED initiative, funded by the European Union, was held within the Italian Senate, in Rome, Italy, from 26 to 27 February 2015. Read more>

 

Supporting Egyptian and Iraqi Officials in Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes

The workshop was part of the current plan of actions between the governments of Egypt and Iraq and UNODC/TPB, for which the activities are generously funded by the Government of Japan. Read more>

 

In Tunisia, UNODC/TPB Teams up with Spanish and Italian Specialised Police to Deliver a Wworkshop on Criminal Investigations of Terrorist Offences Involving the Internet

The specialized national training workshop on the use of special investigation techniques in criminal investigations of digital communication channels was held on 15-18 December 2014 in Tunis. Read more>

 

Successful Implementation of UNODC/TPB Project for Egypt Continues with a Workshop on Terrorism Related Offences

In line with the timeframe of the Project on Strengthening the Legal Regime against Terrorism in Egypt, that is funded by the Government of Japan, UNODC/TPB organized another successful workshop for Egyptian criminal justice officials. Read more>

 

UNODC/TPB promotes the international legal framework against nuclear terrorism in Asia and the Pacific

On 16 and 17 December 2014, senior officials from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Palau, Philippines, Tajikistan and Tonga gathered at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss two key international legal instruments against nuclear terrorism. Read more>

  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>

 

UNODC/TPB Teams up with OSCE and CTED for an International Counter-Terrorism Event Organized in Israel

The International Conference on Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism was held in Tel-Aviv on 10-12 November 2014. It brought together senior criminal justice officers and experts in counter-terrorism field from 28 OSCE participating States and partner countries for co-operation, as well as representatives of several key international and regional organizations. 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. Read more>

 

As Security Council Calls for Action, Joint UNODC-OSCE Activity at the Forefront of the Fight against Terrorist Kidnapping and Hostage-Taking in the Mediterranean Region

The workshop, entitled "Terrorist Kidnapping and Hostage-Taking: Enhancing the Implementation of the International Legal Framework against Terrorism" was held in Valletta, Malta, on 16-17 September 2014. Read more>

 

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

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, 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>

  Group Photo

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 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 UNODC Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss two key international legal instruments in the fight against nuclear terrorism. Read more>

[ version française]

  Internet launch

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>

News and Events - Archive

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Newsletter (discontinued)