Second High-Level Conference

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Second United Nations High-Level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of Member States

The Secretary-General will convene the Second United Nations High-Level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of Member States from Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 June under the overarching theme “Countering and Preventing Terrorism in the Age of Transformative Technologies: Addressing the Challenges of the New Decade.” 

The Conference will provide a platform for Member States, United Nations entities, international and regional organizations, civil society organizations, and the private sector to exchange information, experiences, and good practices, as well as to explore further cooperation on key counter-terrorism priorities under the four pillars of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

UNOCT’s commitment to promote full respect for human rights and gender equality in the context of implementing the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy will be in focus throughout the Conference. 

The report of the First United Nations High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism (2018) is available here.

More information on the High-Level Conference, including a calendar will be made available in due course.

Useful Resources

2020 Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week

The Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week was held from 6-10 July 2020 and convened under the overarching theme of “Strategic and Practical Challenges of Countering Terrorism in a Global Pandemic Environment”. 

2018 Counter-Terrorism Week

The UN Secretary-General convened the first UN High-level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of Member States, on 28 and 29 June 2018 at United Nations Headquarters. The overarching theme for this Conference is “Strengthening international cooperation to combat the evolving threat of terrorism”. 

UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

The UN General Assembly adopted by consensus the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy on 8 September 2006. The strategy is a unique global instrument to enhance national, regional and international efforts to counter terrorism. The General Assembly reviews the Strategy every two years, making it a living document attuned to Member States’ counter-terrorism priorities.