UN Office of Counter Terrorism

  • It is a new office approved by UNGA.
  • UN will transfer the relevant functions out of the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA) into the new body.
  • The Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Office (CTITF) and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) currently under the DPA will be transferred to the new office together with existing staff and associated budgetary resources.
The new office will have the following five main functions:
  • To provide leadership on the counter-terrorism mandates entrusted to it across the United Nations system.
  • To enhance coordination and coherence across the 38 Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force entities for ensuring balanced implementation of the four pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
  • To strengthen the delivery of United Nations counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to the Member States.
  • To improve visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for United Nations counter-terrorism efforts; and
  • To ensure that priority is given to counterterrorism across the United Nations system.

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