UNODC’s Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB) is currently developing a new global programme on preventing and countering terrorism, to support the implementation of the UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy and relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and General Assembly, to support peace, stability, human rights, and sustainable development. We welcome the input of all stakeholders in the development of this programme.
Since 9/11, the violent extremism and terrorism landscape has been evolving while continuing to pose a serious threat to international peace and security. We have seen the ramifications of an increasingly globalized world reflected in terrorists’ methods of radicalization, recruitment, fundraising, and mobilization which has grown to be more sophisticated.
Since 2003 - UNODC has remained the primary provider of technical assistance to requesting Member States to strengthen normative and legislative frameworks and to build institutional capacity in response to terrorism. This is made possible by UNODC’s 75 staff based in Vienna and field offices around the globe who are planning and delivering tailored counterterrorism programming for requesting Member States.
Now, we are seeking to build a stronger programme. First, we invited an independent in-depth evaluation of the programme. The evaluation validated our programme’s continued relevance, value, effectiveness, and efficiencies. Yet, we believe we can build an even stronger programme that is reflective of new needs and priorities and offers new solutions to new challenges. Therefore, we are consulting widely with all stakeholders through different channels.
If you represent a civil society organization, youth organization, think tank, or academic institution that would like to contribute to this process, we would like to hear from you and we would welcome your input.
We are especially interested in learning about different perspectives on today’s key terrorism-related challenges, how responses to terrorism can be more inclusive of the perspectives of women, children, youth, people with disabilities and victims of terrorism, and how we can build better partnerships.
Should you be interested in contributing to this exercise, you can reach us at email@example.com . Please make sure to provide your name and that of your organization and we will be pleased to follow up with you.