I established the Office of Counter-Terrorism in 2017 for several fundamental reasons:
To help strengthen international counter-terrorism cooperation;
To expand multilateral networks for sharing information to detect, identify, disrupt and prosecute terrorists;
And to ensure that Member States most affected by terrorism have the capacity to tackle this evolving threat.
The recent despicable attacks in Kenya, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, among others, are tragic reminders of the global reach of the scourge of terrorism.