Coordination Committee and Working Groups

Global Compact Coordination Committee

The Global Compact Coordination Committee was launched by Secretary-General António Guterres on 6 December 2018 in the presence of the heads and principals of the participating entities. The Coordination Committee is responsible for providing oversight and strategic level guidance to the inter-agency Working Groups on the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, in accordance with the coordination and implementation frameworks outlined in the Global Compact.

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The Global Compact Coordination Committee is chaired by the Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism and comprises representatives of all Global Compact entities, as well as the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the eight Global Compact Working Groups. The UN Office for Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) provides Secretariat support to the Global Compact Coordination Committee.

The Coordination Committee adopted on 27 July 2019 its first Joint Programme of Work, for 2019-2020, to guide its work and that of the Global Compact Working Groups.

 

Global Compact Working Groups

The Global Compact entities collaborate, as member or observer, through eight inter-agency Working Groups, tasked with operationalizing, under the Compact’s umbrella, enhanced coordination and coherence of UN counter-terrorism efforts with a view to achieving concrete impact on the ground. This inter-agency structure is aligned with the four pillars of the UN Global Counter-terrorism Strategy and the priorities of Member States. The Working Groups provide a regular platform for collaboration and exchange of information, joint mobilization of resources, and development and implementation of joint programmes and projects.

 

Inter-agency Working Groups of the Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact:
 
Pillar I Measures to address the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism
1. Preventing and countering violent extremism conducive to terrorism (PCVE) Chair: United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)
Vice-Chairs: United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

 

Pillar II Measures to prevent and combat terrorism
2. Border management and law enforcement relating to counter-terrorism Chair: Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)
Vice-Chairs: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Co-Chair: World Customs Organization (WCO)
3. Emerging threats and critical infrastructure protection Chair: International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Vice-Chairs: United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
4. Criminal justice, legal responses and countering the financing of terrorism Chair: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Vice-Chairs: Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)

 

 

Pillar III Measures to build States’ capacity to prevent and combat terrorism and to strengthen the role of the United Nations system in this regard
5. Resource mobilization and monitoring and evaluation Chair: United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)
Co-Chairs: Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
6. National and regional counter-terrorism strategies (NARS) Co-Chairs: United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)

 

 

Pillar IV Measures to ensure respect for human rights for all and the rule of law as the fundamental basis of the fight against terrorism
7. Promoting and protecting human rights and the rule of law while countering terrorism and supporting victims of terrorism Chair: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Vice-Chair: United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)
8. Adopting a gender sensitive approach to preventing and countering terrorism Chair: UN Women
Vice-Chair: Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)