The Global Programme on Preventing and Countering Terrorism (2022-2027) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) supports Member States to prevent and counter terrorism through inclusive strategies, policies, and legal means, with a focus on the safety and protection of people.
In support of the UN Secretary General’s Common Agenda, the Programme promotes a strengthened social contract between Governments and their people anchored in human rights, and supporting core principles such as solidarity, accountability and equality.
The Programme applies these core principles through its commitment to leave no one behind, and aiming to reduce inequalities that make people more vulnerable to terrorism and its effects. It integrates preventative measures as main change enablers and focuses on empowering individuals and communities to lead fulfilling lives through reduced risks associated with terrorism. This includes the active and equal participation of women and girls and youth engagement in preventing and countering terrorism...more
UNODC delivers tailor-made technical assistance through mentoring and training activities built in close consultation with the recipient country and other partner entities. The Terrorism Prevention Branch works with criminal justice officials involved in the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of terrorism cases to strengthen their capacity to implement counter-terrorism legislation.
We develop tailor-made capacity-building resources, including policy guidance, and training materials that can be used depending on the specific needs and requirements of the requesting State. We also maintain online databases of legislation and case law, deliver online training courses on criminal justice responses to terrorism. More >