2021 Annual Report on the utilization of the financial contribution of the State of Qatar

UNCCT Annual Report 2020

The 2021 Annual Report regarding the utilization of the financial contribution of the State of Qatar to “Support Strategic Initiatives to Address the Scourge of Terrorism”, highlights the main activities undertaken and results achieved in 2021 through the support received from the Government and the Shura Council of the State of Qatar. It provides progress update on implementation of the International Hub on Behavioural Insights to Counter Terrorism as well as the UNOCT Programme Office on Parliamentary Engagement in Preventing and Countering Terrorism in Doha.


Learn Better, Together: The first independent meta-synthesis of evaluation and oversight results under the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

This innovative study was commissioned by the Sub-Group on Evaluation of the Resource Mobilization, Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact. It provides collective results from an analysis of over 118 evaluation and oversight reports across Compact entities and has led to aggregated findings, conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations for use by Compact entities in the delivery of quality technical assistance. The study was implemented with the support from the State of Qatar and in-kind contributions from UNODC, UNOCT and UNICRI, and other Sub-Group members.

This report is available in: EN

UNCCT Annual Report 2020

2020 was the last year of the UNCCT Five-Year Programme (2016-2020). As detailed in this report, the Centre made impressive progress in achieving the objectives set out by the 5-Year Programme, with more than 91 per cent of planned activities either completed or being implemented. In April 2021, the Secretary-General extended the current term of the UNCCT Advisory Board under the Chairmanship of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has been instrumental in guiding the development of UNCCT and the implementation of its programme of work. Despite the impact of COVID-19, UNOCT was able to extend the reach and impact of UNCCT’s assistance to beneficiaries by leveraging its individual staff and programme offices located in Europe, Central Asia, South East Asia and Africa. 

This report is available in: EN

Preventing Terrorists from Acquiring Weapons – Technical Guidelines

These technical guidelines are a first in its kind document to facilitate the implementation of Security Council resolution 2370 (2017) on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons. They are developed by CTED, UNCCT, UNIDIR and the members of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact Working Group on Border Management and Law Enforcement relating to Counter-Terrorism as a result of a joint project.

This publication is available in: EN

The Handbook of Global South Initiatives to Counter Terrorism and Prevent Violent Extremism

The Handbook of Global South Initiatives to Counter Terrorism and Prevent Violent Extremism features national and regional CT/PVE initiatives in various regions of the Global South that offer innovative solutions and have demonstrated results as well as a potential for expansion. The handbook is part of UNOCT’s ongoing efforts to enhance South-South and Triangular cooperation in countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism.

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The Model Legislative Provisions

The Model Legislative Provisions developed by UNOCT/UNCCT, IPU and UNODC aim to serve as a model for the review of existing laws and procedures related to victims of terrorism and to develop legislation where no legislation exists. The provisions will systematize and promote the exchange of information regarding existing good practices and will serve to draw attention to the urgency of taking concrete steps to protect, assist and support victims of terrorism. The Model Legislative Provisions offer guidance on the implementation of laws and procedures to support adaptation in different countries, as well as provide suggestions for formulating provisions based on various legal systems. Grounding Member States’ national comprehensive assistance plans in legislation will help to ensure that they are implemented and that the rights of victims of terrorism are protected by law.

Available in: EN

National Cybersecurity Strategy Guide – 2nd edition 2021

The Guide to Developing a National Cybersecurity Strategy is one of the most comprehensive overviews of what constitute successful cybersecurity strategies. It is the result of a unique, collaborative, and equitable multi-stakeholder effort. For more information:

This guide is available in: EN

Human Rights at International Borders: A Trainer’s Guide

International borders can be dangerous places for migrants, particularly for migrants in vulnerable situations. Border governance and the work of border officials are about ensuring the well-being of migrants and communities by upholding human rights and protecting the rule of law; they are often first responders in providing assistance and protection to people in vulnerable situations.

Developed collaboratively by OHCHR and the Office of Counter-Terrorism, this trainer’s guide draws on, and complements, the OHCHR Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights at International Borders. Accompanied by slide presentations and course materials this capacity-building tool seeks to support States and particularly border officials in adopting a human rights-based and gender-responsive approach to border governance.

This publication is available in: EN

Guide on the Security of Major Sporting Events: Promoting Sustainable Security and Legacies

This Guide was developed as part of the UNOCT’s Global Programme on the Security of Major Sporting Events, and the Promotion of Sport and its Values as a Tool to Prevent Violent Extremism, thanks with the invaluable partnership and support of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS). Its raison d’être is to help all relevant stakeholders, in particular policy-makers and practitioners, to prepare, organize and manage sporting events while mitigating the constantly evolving threats posed by terrorism. 

This publication is available in: EN

Countering Terrorism Online with Artificial Intelligence: An Overview for Law Enforcement and Counter-Terrorism Agencies in South Asia and South-East Asia

People in South Asia and South Asia, especially youth, have adopted digital technologies at an enormous pace. But so did terrorists and violent extremists, forcing law enforcement agencies to adapt to these changes and change methods of how terrorist activities are investigated. The report serves as an introduction to the use of artificial intelligence for countering terrorism online, contextualises possible use cases of artificial intelligence that could be deployed by law enforcement agencies in the region and provides the assessment of key challenges that Member States must overcome to ensure that artificial intelligence for counter terrorism is used responsibly and in full compliance of human rights obligations.

This report is available in: EN

Algorithms and Terrorism: The Malicious use of Artificial Intelligence for Terrorist Purposes

Artificial intelligence can be extremely power tool and enable big advances in our societies, but it can equally be used for malicious purposes or with malicious intent. The report is a first attempt by international community to assess what might be reasonably expected when artificial intelligence becomes an instrument in the toolbox of terrorism in order to enable Member States, international and regional organisations, academia and industry to better forecast, prevent and mitigate malicious use of artificial intelligence by terrorists.

This report is available in: EN