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 Global 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 Global Compact.

The Global Compact was signed on 23 February 2018 by the Secretary-General as an agreed framework with the heads of 36 UN entities plus INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization.

As of August 2019, the Global Compact brings together 43 entities, as members or observers.

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