Chad improves information exchange to fight terrorism

The activities underlying this result were funded by Japan

In the wake of terrorist attacks in Chad in 2015, and following technical assistance provided by UNODC to enhance cooperation within its criminal justice system, Chad established an anti-terrorist coordination cell, regrouping law enforcement agencies and magistrates, to facilitate the exchange of tactical information through the use of a secured database.

Chad also collaborated with Nigerien and Cameroonian police to share information on the whereabouts of terrorist leaders. As noted by a member of the coordination cell, "Police forces from Cameroon and Niger were able to question a member of Boko Haram in N'Djamena, who was arrested based on information provided by Cameroon."


UNODC supports national efforts to strengthen and develop legislative frameworks, policies and strategies against terrorism and its financing in line with international conventions, protocols and human rights standards. UNODC also works with national authorities to build and strengthen the capacity of criminal justice system entities to implement their mandates effectively, and to undertake effective cross border judicial cooperation in this regard. It provides on-going assistance for increasing the knowledge and skills of criminal justice officials and law enforcement agencies.

Undermining security and development efforts in the region, terrorism is often related to other forms of criminal activity. Addressing the links between terrorism and transnational organized crime is an important aspect of UNODC's integrated approach to support Sahel countries.

For more information:

UNODC and Terrorism Prevention in West and Central Africa

UNODC Training Module on Human Rights and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism

UNODC Sahel Programme

UNODC Contribution to the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel

United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel