UN General Assembly approves Creation of New UN Office of Counter Terrorism

Posted on:16 Jun 2017 11:14:33
UN General Assembly approves Creation of New UN Office of Counter Terrorism
16 June 2017 Current Affairs:

  • The United Nations General Assembly approved the establishment of a new United Nations office of counter-terrorism to help Member States implement UN’s global counter-terrorism strategy.

  • The creation of new UN office of counter terrorism, UN will transfer the relevant functions out of the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA) into the new body. 

  • The Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Office (CTITF) and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) currently under the DPA will be transferred to the new office together with existing staff and associated budgetary resources.

  • To enhance coordination and coherence across the 38 Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force entities for ensuring balanced implementation of the four pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.


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