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UNCCT Annual Report 2020

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. 

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Basic Human Rights Reference Guide: Security Infrastructure

These guidelines aim to provide practical guidance concerning the design and implementation of security infrastructure in a manner which respects human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Guide also identifies critical human rights issues and highlights the relevant human rights principles and standards that must be respected.

Basic Human Rights Reference Guide: Conformity of National Counter-Terrorism Legislation with International Human Rights Law

This Guide main purpose is to assess the key challenges in the field of national counter-terrorism legislation and to provide Member States with legal and practical guidance to assist them in ensuring that counter-terrorism measures comply with international human rights law.

Basic Human Rights Reference Guide: Detention in the Context of Countering Terrorism

The main purpose of this Guide is to assess the key challenges related to detention of persons when countering terrorism and to provide Member States with legal and practical guidance to assist them in ensuring that counter-terrorism measures comply with international human rights law.

Basic Human Rights Reference Guide: The Stopping and Searching of Persons in the Context of Countering Terrorism

These guidelines aim to help Member States design and implement counter-terrorism policies while ensuring that they comply with international human rights law and standards. It also intents to inform Member States about specific obligations to ensure that practices of stopping and searching individuals respect an individual’s human rights at all times. 

The protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks: Compendium of good practices

"The protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks: Compendium of good practices" Prepared by CTED with the financial support of UNOCT/UNCCT within the framework of the CTITF Working Group on the Protection of Critical Infrastructure including Vulnerable Targets, Internet and Tourism Security, chaired by INTERPOL.
This report is available in: EN

United Nations Compendium of recommended practices for the responsible use and sharing of biometrics in counter-terrorism

This compendium provides a high-level overview of biometric technoly and operating systems within the context of counter-terrorism.

Available in: EN | RU

Ensuring Effective Interagency Interoperability and Coordinated Communication in Case of Chemical and/or Biological Attacks

The prospect of non-State actors, including terrorist groups and their supporters using weapons and materials of mass destruction is a serious threat to international peace and security. This report constitutes a milestone in our efforts to put forward more thoughtful planning and improved tools for coordination to prevent, counter and respond to the threat of terrorists using chemical or biological weapons.

Madrid Guiding Principles

This publication outlining the Madrid Guiding Principles is intended as a practical tool for use by Member States in their efforts to combat terrorism and, in particular, to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2178 (2014).