United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)

Time: 2:00PM EST

Student Facilitator: Christopher Pumford

Host(s):

  • Ulrik Ahnfeldt-Mollerup (F’01), Senior Political Affairs Officer
  • Deepshikha Hooda (F’18), Programme Consultant, Policy, Knowledge Management and Coordination Division
  • Amaka  Zikiwe, Policy, Knowledge Management and Coordination Division

Organization Website Here

Additional Information: Established in 2011, the UN Counter Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) provides capacity-building assistance to Member States and carries out counter-terrorism projects around the world in line with the four pillars of the Global Strategy.   As suggested by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his report (A/71/858) on the Capability of the United Nations to Assist Member States in implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre were moved out of the Department of Political Affairs into a new Office of Counter-Terrorism headed by an Under-Secretary–General.

The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism was established through the adoption of General Assembly resolution 71/291 on 15 June 2017. Mr. Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov was appointed as Under-Secretary-General of the Office on 21 June 2017.

The office will aim to have a close relationship with Security Council bodies and Member States, strengthening existing and developing new partnerships.

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