APN News

  • Monday, March, 2021| Today's Market | Current Time: 12:28:20
  • UN launches new framework to combat terrorism

    Published on December 7, 2018

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has launched a new framework to combat the scourge of international terrorism and coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable development sectors.

    Termed the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact, the framework is an agreement between the UN chief, 36 organizational entities, INTERPOL and the World Customs Organisation.

    Speaking on occasion, Guterres highlighted the need to ensure full respect for international human rights standards and rule of law in countering terrorism.

    The UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact Task Force will replace the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, which was established in 2005 to strengthen UN system-wide coordination and coherence of counter-terrorism efforts.