Press releases

2020 Press Releases

Post date Press release
24 September United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism and International Air Transport Association set out to cooperate on countering terrorist travel
18 September High-Level Event of the Global Programme on Security of Major Sporting Events, and Promotion of Sport and its Values as a Tool to Prevent Violent Extremism
17 August “Not Forgotten: Stories of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism”, an online high-level event to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
17 August New partnership forged between EU, UNDP and UNOCT to prevent violent extremism in Southeast Asia
15 July The UN Global Programme gathers International Expert Group to explore ‘The Impact of COVID19 on the Security of Major Sporting Events
10 July The international community reaffirms its commitment to work together to fight terrorism and violent extremism amidst the global pandemic
07 July The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre launches its first virtual exposition: “UNCCT Virtual EXPO – real impact" [Arabic]
07 July The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre launches its first virtual exposition: “UNCCT Virtual EXPO – real impact" [English]
06 July The United Nations warns that terrorism did not pause during the global pandemic and calls on the international community to stay united in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism
30 June Taking stock of latest terrorism trends, joint OSCE PA-PAM-UNOCT event builds regional and international co-operation against violent extremism
30 June The Head of UNOCT and the Speaker of the Shura Council of the State of Qatar meet on the occasion of the International Day of Parliamentarism
04 March Philippines receives UN Counter-Terrorism High Level Visit to Strengthen Cooperation
28 February Heads of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Bodies conclude a joint visit to Indonesia
21 February UNCCT and UNODC jointly launch a project on addressing the terrorism-arms-crime nexus
17 February UNOCT and the Shura Council of the State of Qatar establishes new cooperation against terrorism and violent extremism
12 February Regional Conference in Vienna calls on countries to address challenges posed by foreign terrorist fighters in respect of international law
11 February Regional Conference on addressing challenges posed by foreign terrorist fighters begins in Vienna
03 February OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and UNOCT to reinforce collaboration in preventing and terrorism and violent extremism
03 February Launch of the joint Programme on Security of Major Sporting Events and Promotion of Sport to Prevent Violent Extremism
16 January Mr. Voronkov concludes visit to Rabat

2019 Press Releases

Post date Press release
19 December Regional Conference in Abu Dhabi Calls for Tolerance and Youth Empowerment to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism
18 December Regional Conference on Empowering Youth and Promoting Tolerance to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism Opens in Abu Dhabi
16 December Mr. Voronkov concludes visit to Doha
13 December The UN and IGAD hosts first joint workshop with East African Countries on Preventing Violent Extremism through Strategic and Crisis Communications in Kenya
10 December The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre launches Cybersecurity Innovation Challenge in Collaboration with OICT, and AIT
18 November Technology and Security: Enhancing Knowledge about Advances in Science and Technology to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction
08 November High-level Conference on the Prevention of Radicalization to Terrorism in Budapest concludes
07 November High-level Conference on the Prevention of Radicalization to Terrorism starts in Budapest
05 November The United Nations Head of Counter-Terrorism Strengthens Collaboration with the European Union and The North Atlantic Treaty Organization during Visit to Brussels
17 October Heads of UN Counter-Terrorism entities participate in the XVIII Meeting of Heads of Special Services, Security Agencies, and Law-Enforcement Organizations
03 October Parliamentarians from Asia and the Pacific are committed to fight terrorism
09 September USG for Counter-Terrorism, ED of UNCCT strengthens collaboration with Saudi Arabia in visit to Riyadh (EN/AR)
04 September High-level Conference on Countering Terrorism and the Use of New Technologies concludes in Minsk
03 September High-level Conference on Countering Terrorism and the Use of New Technologies starts in Minsk
14 August Senior Central Asian Officials exchanged good practices for effective border security and management in Dushanbe
11 July African countries agree to strengthen cooperation and regional partnerships to prevent and counter terrorism
10 July Regional High-level Conference to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation
10 July Transcript of the Joint Press Stakeout between the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission
25 June Statement of Mr. Voronkov at Launch meeting of the Group of Friends of Victims of Terrorism, New York
24 June UNOCT and ICSS establish new cooperation to protect major sporting events and prevent extremism conducive to terrorism through sports
21 June Tolerance, inclusion, interfaith and intercultural understanding key to preventing and countering violent extremism, say Mongolia conference speakers
15 June Mr. Voronkov visit to China
14 June United Nations and IPU support Parliaments in the Sahel to address the threat of Terrorism and Conditions Conducive to Terrorism
12 June Mr. Voronkov concludes a visit to Israel
27 May The European Union and the United Nations jointly launch project to prevent acts of nuclear terrorism
17 May The UN Head of Counter-Terrorism launches the “Dushanbe process on Countering Terrorism and its Financing in Central Asia”, welcoming the adoption of the Dushanbe Declaration
10 May Atelier régional de validation du projet de manuel de bonnes pratiques en matière de résilience communautaire face à la radicalisation et à l’extrémisme violent dans les pays du G5 Sahel
09 May IPU and the United Nations reinforce their cooperation to fight terrorism
03 May The power of youth in countering violence: UNOCT hosts an interactive dialogue
24 April The European Union and the United Nations strengthen partnership on counter-terrorism
16 April A New Approach to Coordinate the United Nations Work on Counter-Terrorism
12 April “Valiant Eagle” & the response to nuclear terrorism: regional workshop in Abuja
10 April #IPU140: Parliamentarians play a crucial role in the fight against terrorism
28 March The United Nations strengthens collaboration with Italy on countering the financing of terrorism
26 March Mr. Voronkov commends regional efforts at the 2019 OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference
05 March UNOCT and NATO launch a pilot project to prevent and counter chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear terrorism in Jordan
14 February Heads of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Bodies conclude trilateral joint consultations with Spain and strengthen partnership to support victims of terrorism
17 January INTERPOL and UN join forces to counter exploitation of Internet for terrorist activities

2018 Press Releases

Post date Press release
16 December Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism signs Contribution Agreement with the State of Qatar
12 December Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism concludes bilateral visits to Oman and Kuwait
09 December Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism participates in the Aqaba Process meeting on East Africa
06 December The United Nations is strengthening coordination to address terrorism
06 December UN Secretary-General's remarks to the First Meeting of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Compact Coordination Committee, New York
29 November Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism calls for stronger international cooperation on aviation security
02 November Mr. Voronkov calls for regional cooperation across national boundaries at a conference of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Uzbekistan
11 October Mr. Voronkov calls for a broad coalition involving governments, civil society, the private sector to prevent terrorist abuse of information and communication technologies
08 October Mr. Voronkov participating on the OSCE-Belarus conference on “Preventing and Countering Terrorism in the Digital Age” in Minsk, Belarus
05 October Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism strengthens cooperation with UNODC and OSCE in Vienna
04 October OSCE and UN Counter-Terrorism Office to work together in strengthening international efforts to prevent and counter terrorism
02 October UNOCT and UNODC sign an agreement to strengthen collaboration on preventing and countering terrorism
01 October Kenya and Ethiopia Present their Cross-Border Peace Initiative to Prevent Violent Extremism and Conflict in the Horn of Africa
28 September Dutch Gifts IT Software Solution to UN to Strengthen Global Counter-Terrorism Efforts
13 September Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism concludes a visit to the United Arab Emirates
11 September Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism calls for full respect for Human Rights while Countering Terrorism in Geneva
15 August Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism appeals for support to victims of terrorism
14 August Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism pays tribute to the victims of terrorism during visit to Afghanistan
31 July Heads of United Nations counter-terrorism bodies and Kenya renew joint commitment to address terrorism
26 July Heads of United Nations counter-terrorism bodies conclude joint visit to Nigeria
11 July Head of UN Office of Counter-Terrorism concludes visit to the Netherlands
29 June UN Secretary-General urges the international community to work more closely together to anticipate and prevent the terrorist attacks of tomorrow
27 June Statement by Mr. Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism. Standing in Solidarity for the Rights of Victims of Terrorism
25 May The European Union and the United Nations to strengthen partnership on counter-terrorism
23 May The Heads of UN Office of Counter-Terrorism and UNDP strengthen collaboration to prevent violent extremism
04 May Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism participates in the High-Level Conference on Countering Terrorism and Preventing Violent Extremism in Tajikistan
30 April United Nations launches regional counter-terrorism project in Ashgabat
27 April Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism concludes consultations with the French Government and pays tribute to the victims of terrorism
27 April Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism participates in international conference on countering the financing of terrorism
24 April Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism co-launches a project on Preventing Violent Extremism through Youth Empowerment with UNESCO
24 April Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism co-launches a project on Preventing Violent Extremism through Youth Empowerment with UNESCO
05 April The Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism concludes visit to Moscow (English/Russian)
02 April Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism participating in two conferences in Moscow (English/Russian)
08 March Heads of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Bodies conclude joint visit to Iraq
05 March Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism concludes visit to Egypt (Arabic/English)
03 March Head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism visiting Egypt (Arabic/English)
01 March Statement by Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov on the adoption by the CARICOM Member States of a Regional Counter-Terrorism Strategy
23 February Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact
01 February Statement on the Adoption of the National Policy on the Prevention and Combating of Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Mali (FR/EN)