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.
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.
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
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.
KEEPING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION OUT OF REACH
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.
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.
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°
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