United Nations, Government of Saudi Arabia Agree to Establish Centre for Counter-Terrorism

21 September 2011
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United Nations, Government of Saudi Arabia Agree to Establish Centre for Counter-Terrorism

21 September 2011
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Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

United Nations, Government of Saudi Arabia Agree to Establish

 

Centre for Counter-Terrorism

 


The United Nations and the Government of Saudi Arabia have signed a contribution agreement for the creation of the United Nations Centre for Counter-Terrorism (UNCCT), to which the latter will contribute $10 million over three years.


As part of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) Office in New York, the Centre will support the implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, foster international cooperation, strengthen the Organization’s capacity-building efforts and help build a database of best anti-terrorism practices.


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, presided over a signing ceremony, during which Secretary-General Ban said that “the Centre will go a long way in countering terrorism around the world”.


Prince Al-Faisal gave assurances of his country’s continued support for the United Nations and its counter-terrorism efforts, noting that the world body provided the best multilateral platform for international endeavours.


For more information visit the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force website:  http://www.un.org/en/terrorism/ctitf; or contact Kasper Ege in the CTITF Office, at ege@un.org or +1 917 367 5742.


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