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CTITF Working Group on Supporting and Highlighting Victims of Terrorism


The Counter-Terrorism Task Force organizes its work through Working Groups and counter-terrorism related projects in areas where cooperation among United Nations system actors can add value for the implementation of the Strategy. The Working Group on Supporting and Highlighting Victims of Terrorism derives its mandate from Pillar I and Pillar IV of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, and is conformed the following eight participating entities:

  1. CTITF was established by the Secretary-General in 2005 and endorsed by the General Assembly through the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy by consensus in 2006. The mandate of the CTITF is to enhance coordination and coherence of counter-terrorism efforts of the United Nations system. The Task Force consists of 35 international entities which by virtue of their work have a stake in multilateral counter-terrorism efforts. Each entity makes contributions consistent with its own mandate.Visit Site »

  2. DPI was established in 1946, by General Assembly resolution 13 (I), to promote global awareness and understanding of the work of the United Nations. The Department is dedicated to communicating the ideals and activities of the United Nations to the world; to interacting and partnering with diverse audiences, including Member States, media, NGOs, youth and the public at large; and to building support for peace, development, and human rights for all. The Department creates and broadcasts multimedia products on the work of the United Nations at Headquarters and around the world, through its website, radio, television, print, social media and video-conferencing and a network of over 60 field offices. The Department also develops and implements strategies for communicating UN messages on priority issues.Visit Site »

  3. UNICRI is a United Nations entity established in 1967 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice.Crime is a common concern both for governments and citizens across the globe. As crime becomes increasingly internationalized, new forms of crime emerge, and organized crime spreads, national responses and international cooperation are required in the fields of crime prevention and criminal justice. UNICRI supports governments and the international community at large in tackling criminal threats to social peace, development and political stability.Visit Site »

  4. ICAO is a UN specialized agency, created in 1944 upon the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).ICAO works with the Convention’s 191 Signatory States and global industry and aviation organizations to develop international Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) which are then used by States when they develop their legally-binding national civil aviation regulations.Visit Site »

  5. In compliance with the mandate conferred to it by General Assembly resolutions 64/168 (2009) and 66/178 (2011) and subsequent relevant resolutions, and in accordance with the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, the Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is focusing on the key role that victims of acts of terrorism can play before, during and after criminal legal proceedings, as well as on their needs for assistance and support.Learn more » Visit Site »

  6. OHCHR represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.Learn more » Visit Site »

  7. In April 2005, the Commission on Human Rights, in resolution 2005/80, decided to appoint, for a period of three years, a Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. The mandate was extended by the Human Rights Council for a period of three years by resolution 15/15 on 30 September 2010 and further extended for another period of three years by resolution 22/8 on 21 March 2013. The current Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism is Mr. Ben EmmersonLearn more » Visit Site »

  8. OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. Visit Site »


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