UN Global Compact

“The Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact will be the largest coordination framework in the UN system. It brings together the heads of 36 UN entities plus Interpol and the World Customs Organization. It is an important step towards implementation of the principle of UN common action.”

-- Speech by Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism

The Secretary-General signed the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact (referred to as the “Global Compact”) along with 36 UN entities plus Interpol and the World Customs Organisation, which will ensure the UN adopts a coherent and coordinated approach in providing assistance to Member States.

The Global Compact is an agreed framework between the Secretary-General and the heads of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force entities (38 as of now). It aims to strengthen a common action approach to coordination and coherence in the counter terrorism and prevention of violent extremism (PVE) work of the United Nations system, and to strengthen support to Member States at their request. The Global Compact Coordination Committee will advise on the development of a programme of work and provide guidance on its implementation, with United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) serving as the Secretariat to the Global Compact.

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