Main Projects

To date, the UNCCT has initiated more than 30 non-military counter-terrorism projects around the world at the global, regional and national levels.

The objective of UNCCT is to contribute to the full implementation of all four Pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy through the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF), including by ensuring that Member States and the UN have an enhanced capacity to implement the Strategy. 

The Centre has developed, and supported the development of, a range of tools, guides, handbooks, good practice documents on issues such as countering the financing of terrorism, ensuring human rights while countering terrorism, supporting victims, border security and management, and counter-terrorism strategy development. Some of the most significant projects include:

At Global Level

  • Projects to better understand the Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) phenomenon as part of the UN-wide Implementation Plan of Security Council resolution 2178 (2014) to stem the flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters.
  • The development of a Global Network of Counter-Terrorism Centres and a virtual portal to foster their collaboration: UNCCT Network Against Terrorism (NAT).
  • The development of global good practices on protecting human rights while countering terrorism and the publication of five Basic Human Rights Reference Guides providing guidance to Member States on human rights-compliant measures in counter-terrorism.

At Regional Level

  • The Border Security Initiative jointly with the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF),to train border security practitioners in n the Horn of Africa and the Sahel. 
  • Support to the development and adoption of regional counter-terrorism strategies in Central Asia and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) as well as an integrated strategy to counter terrorism and the proliferation of small arms in the Central African region.

At National Level

  • UNCCT is supporting the  expension of the Integrated Assistance for Countering Terrorism (I-ACT) initiative through comprehensive capacity building projects to counter terrorism and violent extremism.
  • Youth Engagement, Skills Development and Employment Facilitation in South Asia, including a pilot capacity building projects.