UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact

USG Voronkov and SG Guterres participate in meeting

Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov and Secretary-General António Guterres participate in a UN Global Counter-Terrorism Compact meeting. Photo: UN Photo


The three pillars of work of the UN

The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact is the largest coordination framework across the three pillars of work of the United Nations: peace and security, sustainable development, human rights and humanitarian affairs.

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It aims to strengthen a common UN action approach to support Member States, at their request, in the balanced implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and other relevant United Nations resolutions and mandates.

Secretary-General's reform

The Counter-Terrorism Compact was developed as part of Secretary-General António Guterresreform of the UN counter-terrorism architecture, following the establishment of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT). UNOCT serves as Secretariat of the Counter-Terrorism Compact.

The Counter-Terrorism Compact was signed on 23 February 2018 by the Secretary-General as an agreed framework with the heads of participating entities.

As of April 2022, the Counter-Terrorism Compact brings together 45 entities, as members or observers, including 41 United Nations entities, as well as INTERPOL, the World Customs Organization, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

The launch of the Counter-Terrorism Compact was a major step forward in enhancing the coordination and coherence in the work of the United Nations system on preventing and countering terrorism and the underlying spread of violent extremism, while respecting existing mandates.