Engagement with other partners is based on the guidance provided by the Secretary-General and the Advisory Board regarding the utilization of the resources available to the Centre.
Global CT Compact
In presenting his Vision to the UNCCT Advisory Board, the Secretary-General noted that most of the current UNCCT projects are carried out in close cooperation with a broad range of Global CT Compact entities. He stressed that “through the CTITF, the Centre will continue to make the best possible use of the great expertise available throughout the UN system.”
Throughout the years, UNCCT has worked with a range of Global CT Compact entities, including by supporting inter-agency Working Group projects, by jointly implementing projects and leveraging the expertise. A recent example includes projects implemented by UNCCT under the Foreign Terrorist Fighters Implementation Plan. These projects will be implemented with the expert support of relevant Global CT Compact entities thus ensuring full coordination in the objective of raising the awareness of selected Member States of key recommendations stemming from Security Council resolution 2178 (2014).
One of the key advantages of the Centre’s location within the Office of counter-Terrorism is the ability to draw on the coordination and coherence efforts of that Office to maximize impact on the ground in a cost-efficient way. At the same time entities can benefit from the support of UNCCT through jointly developed, funded and implemented projects, in line with UNCCT priorities.
Through its Network against Terrorism and in a range of other engagements, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre has also established contacts with other potential partners such as national research institutions, knowledge centres and practitioners. For example, the Centre is working with the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), launched in 2011, to support the implementation of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, including through a joint Border Security Initiative.