UN global counter-terrorism strategy

UN global counter-terrorism strategy 2018-12-27T14:07:07+00:00

Taking action, together

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On 8 September 2010, countries reaffirmed the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, and reiterated their strong and unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, “by whomever, wherever, and for whatever purposes.”
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Countering the scourge of terrorism is of interest to all nations and the issue has been on the international agenda for decades. An historic milestone was reached in 2006 when, for the first time, all Member States of the United Nations agreed on a global strategy to coordinate their counter-terrorism efforts.

The most recent review of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy took place in 2018; the General Assembly adopted its resolution A/RES/72/284 on 2 July 2018.

The Strategy contains practical recommendations in four key areas:

  • tackling the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism
  • preventing and combating terrorism
  • building countries’ capacity to prevent and combat terrorism and to strengthen the role of the United Nations system in that regard
  • and ensuring respect for human rights for all and the rule of law while countering terrorism

By helping countries implement measures intended to enhance their legal and institutional ability to counter terrorist activities, the Counter-Terrorism Committee has an important role to play in this Strategy.

To learn more about the Global Strategy, and to find out how the rest of the UN family is working to stop terrorism, please visit: