The United Nations Compendium of Recommended Practices for the Responsible Use and Sharing of Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism provides practical guidance for States on the implementation of biometric systems. Aimed to serve as a reference for Member States, the Compendium includes existing good practices in the field of biometrics, and addresses how biometric systems should be developed and managed in accordance with State’s human rights obligations. In order to raise awareness and strengthen understanding of this compendium, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) and the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) will host an open briefing focused on this product and its practical application.
Taking place at United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday 22 March 2019 in Conference Room 2 from 10:00am to 1:00pm, the briefing is open to Member and Observer States, members of the media including photographers with valid accreditation, United Nations staff and interns, UN entities, intergovernmental organizations, and specialized agencies, as well as invited guests with a valid UN grounds pass.
Published in June 2018, the compendium was developed by the Working Group on Border Management and Law Enforcement related to Counter-Terrorism of the Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact Task Force (chaired by CTED), in association with the Biometrics Institute. Funding was provided by UNCCT of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT).
The draft agenda of the UNCCT open briefing can be accessed here.
Additional information is available here.
The brochure can be accessed here.