A key to the successful implementation of this Programme is the expanded use of and promotion of effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships.
Central to the Programme are partnerships with Member States and their institutions responsible for legal, prevention and criminal justice responses to terrorism. These partnerships involve all stakeholders in Member States’ criminal justice systems. This includes law- and policymakers, police and other law enforcement agents, prosecutors and defence lawyers, judges, and prison officials.
Building on UNODC’s twenty years of experience in collaborating with Member State criminal justice and counter-terrorism officials, UNODC seeks to continue and expand this collaboration where Member States seek our support.
Development of initiatives with youth-led organizations, women organizations, academic institutions and the private sector in support of the Programme’s implementation are conducted in an inclusive and participatory manner.
Initiatives aim at increasing the evidence-base for preventing terrorism, improving the whole-of-society development of national policy, supporting education and awareness raising, and building trust between authorities and communities.
We engage particularly closely with civil society organizations in our work on victims of terrorism and preventing violent extremism conducive to terrorism.
Coordination within the UN system is conducted through the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact. The Compact aims to strengthen the UN’s common action to support Member States, at their request, in the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and other relevant UN resolutions and mandates.
UNODC is the chair of the Criminal Justice and Legal Responses and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Working Group, and co-chair of both the Resource Mobilization, Monitoring and Evaluation (RMME) Working Group, and the Border Management and Law Enforcement Working Group.
Under the framework of the RMME Working Group, UNODC is partnering with UN entities to support the Joint Appeal for Counter-Terrorism in Africa which is comprised of 10 flagship initiatives. The Appeal highlights the UN’s collective response to addressing complex and emerging terrorism challenges in the region, innovatively and jointly. To learn more about the Appeal, click here.
UNODC and the UN Office on Counter-Terrorism cooperate and coordinate closely on a wide range of policy initiatives and programme implementation. For example, UNODC is a partner in a number of UN programmes coordinated by OCT, including the UN Countering Terrorist Travel Programme.
While OCT delivers technical assistance on counter-terrorism broadly, UNODC focuses specifically on the international legal framework against terrorism, crime prevention and criminal justice responses to terrorism. To strengthen collaboration, and maximize the respective mandates and comparative advantages, UNODC and OCT agreed to a joint Plan of Action in December 2020.
The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate conducts assessments to review the compliance of Member States with Security Council resolutions that address terrorism. UNODC often participates in these assessments and provides its expertise. In turn, the CTED‘s assessments provide a basis for identifying national technical assistance needs, and subsequently developing and implementing responsive technical assistance initiatives.
Part of our work on terrorism prevention is funded through assessed contributions to the regular budget of the United Nations. Most of our work is funded through voluntary contributions from Member States and other donors. Member States have access to project-related information through a dedicated portal.
Since 2016, UNODC’s terrorism prevention projects and programmes have been funded by:
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