News and Events - 2017 & 2018

   

Multi-Agency Task Force of the MENA region
UNODC/TPB organized the third regional coordination workshop of the Multi-Agency Task Force in the Middle-East and North Africa region in Beirut on 24-28 September 2018. Read More >  

   

International Symposium on counter-terrorism and UNODC's Education for Justice Initiative
UNODC/TPB, under the Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative, organized in collaboration with the Beijing Normal University an international symposim on counter-terrorism and E4J's initiative. Read More >

 

UNODC/TPB holds national workshop on challenges related to foreign terrorist fighters in Skopje 
UNODC/TPB implemented the second national workshop for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on challenges related to the foreign terrorist fighter threat in Skopje on 12-13 September 2018. Read More > 

  UNODC promotes PVE/CVE in Central Asia

UNODC/TPB and the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia conducted a mission to promote techniques and cooperation methods for preventing and countering violent extremism in Bishkek and the Osh region of the Kyrgyz Republic on 28-31 August 2018. Read More >   

 

International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism
UNODC/TPB commemorated the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism on 21 August 2018 and developed a video of assisted victims of terrorism. Read More >   

   

UNODC/TPB holds first consultative meeting with representatives from the Kurdistan region of Iraq
UNODC/TPB conducted a risk assessment and gap analysis visit to identify technical assistance needs and necessary interventions to secure Iraqi borders in Erbil, Iraq on 12-13 August 2018. Read More >

   

 

Supporting Lake Chad Basin Countries to Develop Approaches for the Screening and Prosecution of Persons Associated with Boko Haram 
UNODC and CTED organized a regional workshop on developing approaches for the screening and prosecution of persons associated with Boko Haram in N'Djamena on 17-19 July 2018. Read More > 

  

   

 

 

UNODC/TPB provides support to Iraq in holding ISIL/Da'esh accountable for its crimes
UNODC/TPB organised a pilot training for Iraqi judges on the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of ISIL/Da'esh members and its affiliates that have been captured and detained in Iraq in The Hague, the Netherlands on 11-12 July 2018. Read More >

   

 

Reinforcing international cooperation in the MENA region to address returning and relocating foreign terrorist fighters 
UNODC/TPB conducted a workshop for MENA countries on strengthening international and regional cooperation to counter the threat of returning FTFs in Alexandria, Egypt on 3-5 July 2018. Read More >

 

 

UNODC supports East African countries to integrate gender dimensions in the fight against terrorism
UNODC organized a three-day workshop for officials from eight East African Member States on  mainstreaming a gender perspective into their  criminal justice measures against terrorism. Read More > 

  South and South-East Asia: Preventing and countering violent extremism as and when conducive to terrorism

UNODC/TPB implemented two cross-regional workshops for South and South-East Asian countries on preventing and countering violent extremism leading to terrorism in Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur on 25-28 June and 10-12 July, respectively. Read More >

 

Addressing the FTF threat in Montenegro
UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop for Montenegro on challenges relating to the FTF threat with a focus on returnees in Podgorica on 12-13 June 2018. Read More > 

 

UNODC training tackles fair trial and witness protection questions in terrorism cases
UNODC/TPB and the Regional Office for Eastern Africa co-organized a training workshop on human rights aspects of the investigation and prosecution of terrorism cases in Kenya in Nairobi on 11-13 June 2018. Read More >

   

Second regional coordination workshop of the Multi-Agency Task Force of the Middle East and North Africa region
UNODC/TPB organized the second regional coordination workshop of the Multi-Agency Task Force in the Middle East and North Africa region in Amman on 25-27 April 2018. Read More >  

   

 

Addressing foreign terrorist fighters in Kosovo (under United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 1999))
UNODC/TPB implemented a workshop for Kosovo (under United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)) on normative and administrative challenges related to the FTF threat in Pristina on 18-19 April 2018. Read More > 

 

 

EU - UNODC Launch Three-Year Follow-up Programme to Support Nigeria's Counter-Terrorism Efforts
On 1 April, the European Union, UNODC and Nigeria launched the third phase of their counter-terrorism partnership project, which aims to support Nigeria to bring terrorists to justice and to counter violent extremism, with respect for the rule of law and human rights. Read More >

 

   

UNODC updates training module on the Universal Legal Framework against Terrorism
UNODC/TPB releases the updated training module on The Universal Legal Framework against Terrorism since its publication in 2010. Read More >

 

   

Nigeria, EU, UNODC mark important milestone in efforts to fight terrorism
Nigeria, EU and UNODC officials held a final project steering committee meeting to reflect on the achievements made under the second phase of the EU-Nigeria-UNODC partnership to counter terrorism in Nigeria. Read More >

   

UNODC promotes the universalization of international legal instruments dealing with nuclear terrorism
A global workshop on the universalization of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, and its Amendment was held in Vienna on 20-21 March 2018. Read More >  

 

Expansion of I-24/7 System and Operational Training for Bangladesh
UNODC/TPB and INTERPOL delivered a joint operational training session on the use of the I-24/7 Global Police Communications System in Dhaka on 18-21 March 2018. Read More > 

 

Mock Trial Investigation and Trial Exercise for Bangladesh 
UNODC/TPB delivered a mock criminal investigation and trial exercise covering the procedural stages of criminal law, i.e investigation, prosecution and adjudication of terrorism related cases in Dhaka on 13-15 March 2018. Read More > 

 

Establishing a Regional PVE Network for Central Asia
UNODC/TPB conducted a regional workshop on the key issues in civil society in the context of preventing violent extremism in Bishkek on 13-15 March 2018.  Read More >  

 

 

Sub-Regional Train-the-Trainers Workshop on Human Rights and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism 

UNODC/TPB organized a sub-regional train-the-trainers on human rights and the criminal justice responses to terrorism in Dakar on 26 February-2 March 2018. Read More > 

 

Training of trainers in the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of foreign terrorist fighters in South and South East Asia
UNODC/TPB implemented two train-the-trainer workshops for investigators and judges from South and South East Asia in Male on 4-8 February and in Bangkok on 26 February - 2 March. Read More > 

 

Expert Group Meeting: Lawful Access to Digital Data Across Borders
UNODC/TPB, CTED and IAP organized an expert group meeting on lawful access to digital data across borders in Vienna on 12-13 February 2018. Read More >

 

UNODC launches Handbook on Children Recruited and Exploited by Terrorist Groups
On 26 January 2018, UNODC launched the Handbook on Children Recruited and Exploited by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups: The Role of the Justice System, the first United Nations publication on the topic. Read More >

  Supporting Egyptian criminal justice officers in countering terrorist activities on the Internet

UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop for Egypt on increasing the capacity of criminal justice officers to use special investigation techniques to counter terrorist activities on the Internet, in the context of foreign terrorist fighters, in Cairo on 18-20 December 2017. Read More >

 

A whole-of-society approach to countering violent extremism
UNODC/TPB organized a cross-regional workshop for South and South East Asian countries on preventing and countering violent extremism leading to terrorism through the rules of law based criminal justice approach and effective partnership with civil society actors and community in Tokyo on 11-14 December 2017. Read More >

   

Establishing a Multi-Agency Task Force for strengthening international cooperation in FTF related cases in the MENA region
UNODC/TPB launched a new project to support the establishment of a Multi-Agency Task Force aimed at strengthening international cooperation in the MENA region. The first coordination meeting was held in Casablanca, Morocco on 7-9 November 2017. Read More >

    Vienna event marks 10th Anniversary of Convention to tackle nuclear terrorism
Representatives of Governments and international organizations, including the UNODC's TPB, as well as experts gathered in Vienna to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism (ICSANT).  Read More >   
    UNODC launches manual for South-Eastern Europe on the  investigation and prosecution of foreign terrorist fighters 
UNODC/TPB has developed a new training manual entitled on  Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Manual for Judicial Training Institutes,  South-Eastern Europe.  Read More >   
 
Nigeria, in partnership with UNODC, EU and CTED agreed on an action plan for strengthening criminal justice responses to terrorism in Boko Haram affected Northeast Nigeria. Read More > 
     

Serbia: criminal justice responses to FTFs

UNODC/TPB held a national workshop for Serbia on normative  and administrative challenges relating to the FTF threat in  Belgrade on 30 November - 1 December 2017.  Read More > 

 

Enhancing Albania's criminal justice response to foreign terrorist fighters 

UNODC/TPB implemented a workshop on normative and administrative challenges relating to the FTF threat in Tirana on 22 and 23 November 2017. Read More>

    Strengthening Bangladesh's criminal justice response to PVE/CVE 
UNODC/TPB co-organized a workshop with the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Bangladesh on strengthening national and legal frameworks for preventing and countering violent extremism leading to terrorism through criminal justice approaches in Dhaka on 22-23 November 2017.  Read More>
    Stakeholders meeting and regional workshop for Kazakhstan 
UNODC/TPB organized a stakeholders meeting on 24 October 2017 and a regional workshop on 22-23 November 2017 in Astana for Central Asian States.  Read More > 
    Enhancing national capacities in South and South East Asia to address the cross-border movement of foreign terrorist fighters 
UNODC/TPB held a cross-regional workshop on the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of FTF cases to enhance national capacities in Manila from 7 to 9 November 2017.  Read More > 
 


Fostering effective Central Authorities for international judicial cooperation in terrorist cases in South and South East Asia    

UNODC, namely its Terrorism Prevention Branch, the Regional Office for South Asia  and the Regional Office for South-East Asia and the Pacific, together with the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate organized a regional meeting for South and South East Asian countries on effective Central Authorities for international judicial cooperation in terrorist cases, including cases involving foreign terrorist fighters from 7 to 9 November 2017. Read More>

 

Addressing foreign terrorist fighters in Bosnia and Herzegovina 
UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop for Bosnia and Herzegovina on normative and administrative challenges relating to the FTF threat in Sarajevo on 30-31 October 2017. Read More >  

 

Viet Nam: Detecting and interdicting the travel of FTFs
UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop for Viet Nam  on strengthening the capacity for detecting and interdicting the travel of FTFs and suspected terrorists, in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolution 2178 (2014) in Hanoi on 10-12 October 2017. Read More > 

 

UNODC participates in the XVI Meeting of the Heads of Special Services, Security and Law Enforcement Agencies

UNODC/TPB attended the XVI Meeting of the Heads of Special Services, Security and Law Enforcement Agencies in Krasnodar on 4 and 5 October 2017. Read More>

 

Egypt: Specialized training on countering the financing of terrorism using virtual currencies

UNODC/TPB organized a specialized training on countering the financing of terrorism using virtual currencies in Cairo from 2 to 4 October 2017. Read More>

 

Addressing foreign terrorist fighters in Montenegro

UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop for Montenegro on normative and administrative challenges relating to the FTF threat in Podgorica from 21 to 22 September 2017. Read More >

 

Specialist training on investigating terrorism cases while upholding human rights and the rule of law for Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon

 UNODC/TPB held two regional specialist training workshops on upholding human rights and rule of law in terrorism-related investigations in Amman from 9 to 18 September and in Beirut from 13 to 22 September 2017. Read more>
 

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Criminal justice responses to foreign terrorist fighters

UNODC/TPB organized a workshop for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on normative and administrative challenges relating to the foreign terrorist fighter threat in Skopje on 12-13 September 2017. Read More> 

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Investigation and adjudication of cases involving foreign terrorist fighters 
UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop on the investigation and adjudication of cases involving foreign terrorist fighters in South Eastern Europe in Sarajevo from 6 to 7 September 2017. Read More >

 

Specialized forensic bomb scene management t raining for Iraq

UNODC/TPB organized a training session on the forensic management of bomb scenes for Iraqi officials in Beirut from 28 to 30 August 2017. Read More>

 

Addressing the threat of dual-use chemicals in Iraq

UNODC/TPB together with INTERPOL, the OPCW and WCO held an expert meeting in Beirut from 12 to 15 August 2017 in order to develop a national strategy to address the threat of dual-use chemicals for Iraq. Read More>

 

Iraq: training judges who will be deployed in the liberated areas 

UNODC/TPB organized a national moot court training for Iraq on investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating terrorist cases in Beirut from 8 to 11 August 2017. Read More >

   

 

South and South East Asia: Criminal justice responses to violent extremism and FTFs
UNODC/TPB organized five national workshops for Indonesia, Malaysia, the Maldives and the Philippines on developing and strengthening effective national policies and legal frameworks for preventing and countering violent extremism leading to terrorism through appropriate criminal justice responses. Read More >

 

   

EU and UNODC, in cooperation with the UK, partner with Nigeria Police Force to help bring terrorists to justice
UNODC/TPB and the EU, in cooperation with the UK, organized a series of training courses for the Nigeria Police Force to strengthen their capacity to build strong case files to support prosecution of terrorist suspects while respecting human rights. Read More >

     

Lake Chad Basin: integrating gender dimensions to fight terrorism:
UNODC/TPB, and the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR), organized a sub-regional workshop on gender dimensions of criminal justice responses to terrorism in Yaoundé on 19-21 July 207. Read More >

 

Maghreb: Strengthening international cooperation in CT cases

 UNODC/TPB organized a regional meeting on international cooperation in criminal matters against terrorism for the Maghreb region in Nouakchott on 12-14 July 2017. Read More >

 

Regional workshop on the use of digital evidence in terrorism related cases, in investigation and trial phases

UNODC/TPB organized a regional workshop for participants from the MENA region on the use of digital evidence in terrorism-related cases, which took place in Rome from 11 to 13 July 2017. Read More>

 

Training Iraqi judges on international cooperation in counter-terrorism cases

UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop on the international legal framework against terrorism and good practices to strengthen international cooperation in counter-terrorism cases in Baghdad from 5 to 6 July 207.   Read More > 

 

 

Iraq: Using intelligence in FTF-related investigations and prosecutions
UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop for Iraq on protecting and using intelligence information in human rights and rule of law-based criminal justice sector-led investigations and prosecutions of foreign terrorist fighter related cases in Valletta on 5-7 June 2017. Read More >

 

South Eastern Europe: Strengthening investigation and adjudication of FTF cases
UNODC/TPB organized two national workshops on the investigation and adjudication of cases involving foreign terrorist fighters in South Eastern Europe. The first one was held in Pristina, Kosovo (under Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)),  and the second one  in Durres, Albania from 1 to 2 June 2017. Read More >

 

 

 

The role of the criminal justice system in preventing violent extremism leading to terrorism
UNODC/TPB organized a special event on the role of the criminal justice system in preventing violent extremism leading to terrorism in the margins of the twenty-sixth session of the Comission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, in Vienna on 23 May 2017. Read More >

 

Japan's support to Yemen's delivery of specialized equipment to investigate complex terrorist cases

UNODC/TPB delivered specialized equipment to Yemen for investigative purposes in Amman on 18 May 2017. Read More >

 

Strengthening the use of special investigation techniques to counter terrorist activities in Yemen

UNODC/TPB organized a workshop for Yemen aimed at increasing the capacity of criminal justice officers to use special investigation techniques to counter terrorist activities on the Internet in Amman from 16 to 20 May 2017. Read More >

   

Nigeria: UNODC launches initiative on gender dimensions in fight against terrorism
UNODC, in partnership with the European Union and Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, held the first workshop on gender dimensions of the criminal justice response to terrorism in Abuja, Nigeria on 15 May 2017. Read More > 

 

Egypt: Sharing good practices for preventing and countering transport-related terrorism offences 

UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop on good practices for countering transport-related (civil aviation and maritime) terrorism offences in Alexandria, Egypt on 13-15 May 2017. Read More >

    Disrupting the financing of terrorism in the MENA region

UNODC/TPB and the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force co-organized a regional training course on disrupting the financing of terrorism in Doha on 11 May 2017.  Read More >

     

UNODC launches a training module on The International Legal Framework against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism 
UNODC/TPB announces the publication of a training module, in the six official languages of the United Nations, which is part of TPB's counter-terrorism legal training curriculum. Read More >

  UNODC facilitates study visit of DRC counter-terrorism officials to Niger  


UNODC/TPB organized a study visit of Niger's counter-terrorism unit for Congolese criminal justice and law enforcement officials in Niamey from 2-4 May 2017. Read More >

 

 

Jordan: Management of intelligence information on the investigation and prosecution of FTF cases 
UNODC/TPB held a national workshop for Jordan on protecting and using intelligence in rule of law-based, investigations and prosecutions of FTF-related cases in Amman from 25 to 27 April 2017.  Read More >
 

Good practices to address terrorist-related threats to critical oil infrastructure in Iraq

UNODC/TPB organized a national training for Iraq on good practices to address terrorist-related threats to critical infrastructure in Beirut from 24 to 27 April 2017. Read More >
   

 

Parliamentarians from MENA and South-Eastern Europe review the implementation of the UNSC resolutions on terrorism and FTFs
UNODC/TPB and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) organized, in close consultation with the United Nations Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a conference entitled "Evaluation of implementation by national parliaments of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Terrorism and FTFs" in Rome from 30 to 31 March 2017. Read More >

   

Supporting Indonesia in strengthening national frameworks for compensation of victims of terrorism
UNODC/TPB, in collaboration with Indonesia's Witness and Victim Protection Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized a workshop to strengthen national frameworks for compensation of victims of terrorism in Jakarta on 30 March 2017.  Read More >

   

Kenya: UNODC launches manual on human rights and criminal justice responses to terrorism
The UNODC and Kenya's Director of Public Prosecutions launched a new manual today on Human Rights and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism tailor made for Kenya. Read More >

   

Nigeria: EU, UNODC and CTED partnership boosts human rights-compliant measures against terrorism
The European Union and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, Nigeria and UNODC, are continuing to work together to strengthen Nigeria's criminal justice measures against the terrorist threat of Boko Haram in compliance the rule of law and fully respecting human rights. Read More >

   

Yemen: Drafting a new counter-terrorism law  
UNODC/TPB held a legislative workshop in the preliminary stages of drafting Yemen's counter-terrorism law in Amman from 24 to 25 March 2017.  Read More >

   

South Eastern Europe: Training on the investigation and adjudication of cases involving FTFs
UNODC/TPB organized a two-day national workshop on the investigation and the adjudication of cases involving FTFs in Belgrade from 22 to 23 March 2017. Read More >

 

MENA: strengthening legislation for facilitating cross-border cooperation against terrorism, its financing and other serious crimes

UNODC/TPB organized a regional workshop on measures and mechanisms under international law to strengthen cross-border cooperation against terrorism, its financing and other serious crimes in Amman from 21 to 23 March 2017. Read more >

   

 

Morocco: Strengthening special investigation techniques of digital communication channels for criminal justice and law enforcement officers
UNODC/TPB organized a specialized technical workshop for Morocco on the use of the Internet to investigate and prosecute terrorist cases in Velletri, Italy from 20 to 24 March 2017.  Read More >

 

   

 

Strengthening regional cooperation in FTF criminal cases in North Africa
UNODC/TPB held a regional training to strengthen regional cooperation in foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) criminal cases in Tangier from 14 to 16 March 2017.  Read More >

 

 

Central Asia: UNODC/TPB assists in addressing FTFs
UNODC/TPB in cooperation with OSCE and the Academy of Law Enforcement Authorities of Kazakhstan organized a two day regional workshop in Astana from 28 February to 2 March 2017. Read more >

 

UNODC/TPB Promotes International and Regional Cooperation in Criminal Matters involving Foreign Terrorist Fighters in South Eastern Europe
UNODC/TPB organized a regional workshop for South Eastern Europe on strengthening international and regional cooperation in criminal matters related to terrorism, with a focus on foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), which was held in Vienna from 14 to 16 February 2017 . Read more >

 

   

 

MENA: Strengthening the rule of law compliant criminal justice responses to violent extremism leading to terrorism
UNODC/TPB organized a regional workshop, in cooperation with the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute on preventing and countering radicalization and violent extremism leading to terrorism through the rule of law based criminal justice approach, and engaging private sector and civil society actors in the national framework, in Tokyo from 13 to 16 February 2017.  Read More >

 

 

 

Yemen: addressing terrorist-related threats to critical infrastructure
UNODC/TPB held a national workshop for Yemen on good practices to address terrorist threats to critical infrastructure in Amman from 12 to 14 February 2017.  Read more >

 

   

Morocco: Assisting National Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Officers to Strengthen Response to Propaganda, Apology and Incitement to Terrorism
UNODC/TPB organized a national workshop on the reinforcement of the judicial response to propaganda, apology and incitement to terrorism in Rabat from 31 January to 2 February 2017.  Read More >

 

UNODC promotes the international legal framework against nuclear terrorism
The Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT), in partnership with Canada and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held the Vigilant Marmot Legal Frameworks Workshop in Bratislava from 24 to 26 January 2017. Read more >

 

Jordan: Managing the crime scene in terrorism-related cases
UNODC/TPB organized a national training on crime scene management in cases of terrorism relatedoffences, including the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes and cyber offences in Amman from 24 to 26 January 2017. Read more >

   

 

EU Action for Maghreb: Regional Seminar on Conducting Counter-Terrorism Investigations and Prosecutions
UNODC and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) held a workshop on converting intelligence to evidence and building intelligence from information in accordance with international standards and the rule of law in Tunis, from 18 to 20 January 2017.  Read More >

 

  Mali and UNODC work together to strengthen criminal justice measures against terrorism

Mali and UNODC, working through its Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN) based in Dakar and the Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB), has in recent years reinforced their cooperation for strengthening Mali's capabilities for undertaking effective criminal justice measures against terrorism in compliance with the rule of law. Read more >

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