New York | United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism
The first consolidated Multi-Year Appeal for UN counter-terrorism efforts was launched by the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT).
The 2019-2020 Multi-Year Appeal is requesting $194 million for 60 global, regional and national projects, plus the UN Capacity Building Implementation Plan for Countering the Flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters covering the four pillars of the UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy.
“Today is the first time ever that the United Nations is presenting a single appeal for resources for UN counter-terrorism efforts,” said Mr. Voronkov, USG for the Office of Counter-Terrorism, at the launch.
This appeal presents the first global picture of UN resource needs for counter-terrorism and prevention and countering of violent extremism assistance. These wide-ranging projects focus on border security management, Advance Passenger Information/Person Name Records, countering the financing of terrorism, law enforcement training, the connections between terrorism and organized crime, victims’ support, human rights, engagement with civil society, and more.
Projects were submitted by UN Resident Coordinators, UNDP, UNODC, OHCHR, UNESCO, UNICRI, UN Women, IOM, and the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.
Projects also came from UNOCT and other UN agencies as implementing partners. Nearly half of the 60 projects will be jointly implemented by UN agencies.
UNOCT led a process to prepare this appeal as a step towards achieving one of the commitments of UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact for “the establishment of a joint resource mobilization and outreach mechanism with donors to support UN counter-terrorism work”.
UNOCT is mandated “to improve the visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for UN counter-terrorism efforts”.
“The complex and evolving threat of terrorism and violent extremism requires a concerted multilateral response,” said the Secretary-General. “I welcome this first Multi-Year Appeal, which aims to ensure predictable and sustainable funding for the UN to support the counter-terrorism efforts of Member States upon their request.”
“This coordinated approach to resource mobilization, under the leadership of UNOCT, will deliver greater impact, efficiency and transparency to donors and beneficiaries alike,” he said.