United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism - Counter-Terrorism Centre

VIRTUAL EXPO

FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT TERRORISM

UNCCT: VIRTUAL EXPO, REAL IMPACT

Welcome to the first virtual EXPO of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre. We are pleased to invite you on a interactive journey to explore the important work of the UN’s Centre of Excellence in preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism across the globe.

UNCCT was established in September 2011 to promote international counter-terrorism cooperation and support Member States in the implementation of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy through a voluntary contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Watch the video and explore the virtual EXPO to find out more about how we create real impact to safeguard human life.

For more information on UNCCT click here

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UNCCT GLOBAL FOOTPRINT

The UNCCT operates globally through a range of projects and programmes across 12 key thematic areas under the 4 pillars of the global counter terrorism strategy. UNCCT is currently implementing a total of 45 programmes and projects around the world. In 2019, the Centre organized 95 workshops and expert level meetings, engaging over 5,000 individuals.

To find more information about UNCCT projects/programmes click here

Interactive Projects' Map

Click on icons on the map to find out more about some of the many UNCCT Projects.

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Vladimir Voronkov

“It is my hope that with the EXPO you will get a real understanding of the work we are doing around the world and the good practices of Member States. We continue to learn from each other on the best ways to fight terrorism”

VLADIMIR VORONKOV
Under Secretary-General, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism and Executive Director, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre

FIGHTING TERRORISM WITHOUT HUMAN RIGHTS? 

Learn why human rights is the key to defeating terrorism and how UNCCT applies a human rights-based approach to countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism around the world and supports Member States to uphold human rights in the fight against terrorism.

For more information on UNCCT and Human Rights  click here

Find more resources  here

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WHY A GENDERED APPROACH?

How are women affected by and involved in violent extremism? Why is it important to consider gender in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) policy and programming? What is gender mainstreaming? How can we support the empowerment of women in PCVE?

 Learn about what UNCCT is doing to advance a gendered approach.

For more information on UNCCT and Gender click here

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RETURNING HOME

Over 43,000 individuals from approximately 100 countries are believed to have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join ISIL and other groups. Following ISIL’s loss of territory, approximately 11,000 individuals, mostly women and children, are stranded in camps in Syria and Iraq.

The United Nations encourages Member States to repatriate their nationals in line with international law. Watch the story of Ali and his mother caught in a humanitarian and security crisis with no end in sight.

For more information you can read the Handbook Children affected by the foreign-fighter phenomenon: Ensuring a child rights-based approach

and the Key Principles for the Protection, Repatriation, Prosecution, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Women and Children with links to UN Listed Terrorist Groups

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A WORLD OF SOLIDARITY

Victims all over the world have demonstrated great courage, resiliency and strength, despite the terrible experiences they have faced. It is important to continue to support their needs and uphold their rights. Victims have overcome many obstacles to forge a new path, demonstrate great spirit, and develop alliances both at the global and national level, to strengthen their voices in prevention efforts.

Here are some of their stories of resiliency, solidarity and hope.

For more information on UNCCT Victims of Terrorism Support Programme click here

For more information on the Victims of Terrorism Support Portal click here 

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PREVENT THE VIRUS OF HATE THAT LEADS TO TERRORISM

There is a virus outbreak. This causes panic, anxiety and confusion. A violent extremist group tries to take advantage of the situation which leads to a surge of terrorist narratives and threats of violence.

Learn how a crisis unfolds and try your skills as a top government official to mitigate the consequences through good strategic communications.

For more information on UNCCT Strategic Communications project click here

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COUNTERING TERRORISM IN CYBERSPACE

New technologies are borderless and enhance development, interconnectivity and sustainability. However, they come at a price, since digital systems also bring inherent vulnerabilities that may be exploited by terrorist and violent extremists to promote their agendas. See UNCCT’s action plan to mitigate the risks of terrorist cyberattacks and other malicious uses of technology .

For more information on UNCCT Cybersecurity programme click here

WATCH THE VIDEO

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TAKE A QUIZ

KEEPING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION OUT OF REACH 

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RADIOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR THREAT – ILLICIT TRAFFICKING

Could terrorists prepare a ‘dirty bomb’ technically known as radiological dispersal device (RDD) to carry out a terrorist attack?

UNCCT and the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) are working together to support Member States to counter the threat.

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BIOLOGICAL THREAT  –MISUSE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

Could biotechnology be misused to produce new strains of viruses with the intention of perpetrating terrorist attacks? 

UNCCT, UNICRI and the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact are investing efforts to understand this threat and how technology could be used as a solution.

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CHEMICAL THREAT – CLANDESTINE LABORATORIES

How can Member States prevent, interdict and investigate terrorist chemical laboratories?

UNCCT and the Department of State of the United States of America are supporting Iraq in these efforts through virtual reality training.

COUNTERING CLANDESTINE LABS IN 360°

Join us in experiencing a tour through a suspected clandestine chemical weapons laboratory. See the innovative virtual reality tool that immerses trainees within a terrorist laboratory where they can interact virtually with evidence and learn to recognize signs of WMD production.

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SECURING BORDERS, BRIDGING PEOPLE

Ensuring effective border security and management is essential for preventing and countering the flow of suspected terrorists and foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) across land, air and maritime borders, as well as the movement of illicit cargo, including weapons, arms and cash that may be used for terrorist purposes. 

For more information on UNCCT Border security and management click here

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United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism - Counter-Terrorism Centre

VIRTUAL EXPO

REAL IMPACT

FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT TERRORISM