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Overall Goal and Objectives:

The Regional Programme for Southeast Asia and the Pacific 2022 – 2026 is designed to address both present and emerging needs within these regions, with the ultimate objective: the rule of law in Southeast Asia and the Pacific is secured and reinforced, and vulnerable groups and communities in the region are protected from drugs and crime. In line with the Regional Programme, the Terrorism Prevention Sub-Programme aims to realize the following Outcome: Enhanced prevention and countering of terrorism, including terrorism financing and the spread of violent extremism (Outcome 4)

In order to achieve this Outcome, the Terrorism Prevention Sub-Programme has two main Outputs as follows:

  • Strengthened capacities, policies, legislative and cooperation frameworks to respond to terrorism and terrorism financing cases (Output 4.1)
  • Strengthened resilience against violent extremism among vulnerable communities (Output 4.2)


Indicative Activities:

The following activities are indicative of the work the Terrorism Prevention Sub-Programme engages in to contribute to the Sub-Programme’s goals and objectives:

  • Support the enactment and effective implementation of domestic legislation in line with international legal requirements;
  • Policy and/or legal consultations, awareness-raising and technical assistance;
  • Development of capacities, policies, strategies etc.;
  • Enhance international and regional cooperation via international or regional meetings and trainings;
  • Support adopting policy documents, MoUs and/or functional mechanisms for information- and/or intelligence-sharing and mutual legal assistance;
  • Trainings for government agencies, including train-the-trainer programmes on intelligence gathering and use of data, investigation, prosecution and adjudication;
  • Joint initiatives between government and non-profit or private sector stakeholders to counter terrorism or its financing;
  • Support governments and civil society to develop early warning, early response mechanisms or similar PVE risk assessment tools or mechanisms;
  • Joint initiatives between government and non-government or private sector stakeholders to prevent violent extremism, including on strategic communications to prevent violent extremism (counter-narratives, alternative narratives etc.), and support governments and communities with effective community policing initiatives;
  • Support rehabilitation and reintegration strategies and implementation for violent extremist offenders
  • Supporting a regional network of experts on PCVE;
  • Develop and implement initiatives in support of victims of terrorism, including by providing children, youth, families and vulnerable groups with tools for building resilience to radicalization to violence.