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La Oficina de Lucha Contra el Terrorismo brinda a los Estados Miembros el apoyo que necesitan en materia de políticas y el conocimiento profundo de la Estrategia Global de las Naciones Unidas contra el Terrorismo y, cuando es necesario, acelera la prestación de asistencia técnica respecto de los cuatro pilares.

Liderazgo estratégico

El Secretario General Adjunto ejerce un liderazgo estratégico en los esfuerzos antiterroristas de las Naciones Unidas, participa en el proceso de adopción de decisiones de la Organización y garantiza que su labor aborde los orígenes intersectoriales y efectos del terrorismo.

Estrategia Global de las Naciones Unidas contra el Terrorismo

Coordinación y coherencia

Con el fin de mejorar la coordinación y la coherencia, en diciembre de 2018 el Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas puso en funcionamiento el Pacto Mundial de Coordinación de la Lucha Antiterrorista de las Naciones Unidas, el cual es un marco de coordinación que agrupa a 38 entidades de la Organización, además de la INTERPOL y la Organización Mundial de Aduanas. El Pacto funciona a través de su Comité de Coordinación y de ocho Grupos de Trabajo Interinstitucionales Temáticos, que se revitalizaron en abril de 2019, lo que proporciona un enfoque de todas las Naciones Unidas a la labor de los sistemas de la lucha contra el terrorismo y las actividades para prevenir y combatir el extremismo violento, que puede conducir al terrorismo.  

Creación de capacidad

La Oficina ofrece la mayoría de su asistencia técnica y apoyo a la creación de capacidad a los Estados Miembros mediante el Centro de las Naciones Unidas de Lucha Contra el Terrorismo (CNULCT) y la Subdivisión de Proyectos Especiales e Innovación. Esa asistencia y apoyo se prestan en los niveles mundial, regional y nacional en todo lo relacionado con los cuatro pilares de la Estrategia Global de las Naciones Unidas contra el Terrorismo.

El CNULCT ha implementado 80 proyectos desde abril de 2012 y en la actualidad está aplicando 40 programas y proyectos de creación de capacidad que benefician a 71 Estados Miembros. De enero a noviembre de 2019, la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas de Lucha contra el Terrorismo (OLCT) y el CNULCT impartieron capacitación a más de 2.100 personas en 64 talleres y realizaron 15 reuniones a nivel de expertos y 10 misiones técnicas y de exploración. La labor de creación de capacidad se centra en los países y las regiones más susceptibles a la amenaza del terrorismo, en particular en África, Oriente Medio y Asia Central y Asia Meridional.

 

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Engaging parliamentarians

Through this Programme, UNOCT supports parliamentary action around the globe to counter terrorism and prevent violent extremism building upon a “whole-of-society” approach. Our work is rooted in our common goal to implement the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. 

 

Special Project and Innovation Branch

Sports and security

UNOCT recognizes the growing contribution of sport and its culture to realize the goals of the United Nations. The goal of our sports programme is to promote sports and its values as an important tool to prevent radicalization and violent extremism conducive to terrorism. 

 

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Terrorist travel

There is now a better chance to disrupt terrorist travel. Our Programme strengthens Member States’ ability to detect, track and counter the journeys of terrorists. It represents a critical enhancement of counter-terrorism coordination and coherence across the UN system. 

 

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Border security

Enhancing awareness and understanding of established ‘good practices’ stems the flow of foreign terrorist fighters across borders. Our Programme assists countries integrating such practices within their national strategies and action plans to counter terrorism and enhances the skills of border officers.

cybersecurity

Cyber-capacities, artificial intelligence and unmanned aerial vehicles continue to become more widely available. Our Cybersecurity and New Technologies Programme aims to enhance capacities of Member States to prevent and mitigating the misuse of such technological developments.

WMD/ CBRN terrorism

In the wrong hands, weapons of mass destruction and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials are a global threat. With our Programme, we aim to advance Member States’ threat level understanding and enhance their prevention and response mechanisms.

South-South cooperation

As terrorism has severely affected countries in the Global South, our project aims to strengthen their exchange of expertise. We plan to assist countries in building new partnerships enabling them to respond to their challenges in countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism.

UN Counter-Terrorism Centre

Civil society

Civil society makes unique and invaluable contributions to countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism. Through its work, UN Counter-Terrorism Centre seeks to strengthen and more systematically engage civil society organizations at the global, regional, national and local levels with a focus on human rights, gender, and youth.

Human rights

As Member States take measures to combat terrorism and prevent and counter violent extremism, our Programme provides them with targeted support and assistance to ensure that all their efforts comply with international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law.

Prison management 

Further radicalizing incarcerated violent extremists poses a challenge for prison management. By improving safety, screening, disengagement processes and reintegration programs this project aims to stabilize prison environments and reduce chances of prisons becoming breeding grounds.

Youth engagement

Our goal is to ensure participation of young women and men in developing and delivering programmes and policies that aim to prevent and counter violent extremism. Our programme is aimed at strengthening youth resilience and supports the positive role of young people in their prevention efforts.

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Countering terrorist financing

Terrorist financing continues to evolve as the terrorist threat intensifies. With this UNCCT programme, that focuses on financial intelligence sharing, we aim to assist Member States in effectively freezing suspicious assets through prioritization of counter-terrorist financing practices.

National PVE action plans

National action plans to prevent violent extremism are practical frameworks that address the drivers of violent extremism. The project aims to make prevention work by supporting Member States in the design, development and adoption of such “all-of-Government,” “All-of-Society" action plans.

Victims of terrorism

Through the UN Counter Terrorism Centre Victims of Terrorism Support Programme, the Centre advocates, provides policy advice, raises the voices of victims and builds Member State capacity to support Victims and their associations around the globe.

STRIVE Asia

The STRIVE Asia project mitigates the growing magnitude of the violent extremism threat posed by hate group Central, South and South East Asia. The UN and EU join forces to strengthen local authorities, legislative bodies and the private sector to prevent and counter violent extremism.