High-level meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the DRC affirms support for Government-led response and UN system-wide approach

Almost a year after the outbreak of Ebola was declared in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and with the number of new cases at worrying levels, the United Nations hosted a high-level meeting today in Geneva to take Read More …

NATO and the United Nations mark continued cooperation against terrorism

On 6 May 2019, a high-level delegation of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Executive Directorate visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels to discuss the latest emerging threats of terrorism, foreign terrorist fighters and returnees, as well as Read More …

Landmark terror finance resolution adopted by Security Council

Speaking via video-link from Rome, where he has been meeting specialist Italian law enforcement officials to discuss building closer ties to tackle the problem; The UN’s counter-terrorism chief, Vladimir Voronkov, said that the adoption comes at a “critical time,” with Read More …

UN Security Council Resolution calls for biometrics collection to stop terrorist travel

The UN Security Council recently passed a resolution requiring countries to collect biometric data from suspected terrorists as part of an effort to prevent terrorists from travelling. The biometric data will be compiled along with Passanger Name Record (PNR) data Read More …

Russia begins to assist Sahel region states in fighting terrorism

Moscow has begun to assist the law enforcement agencies of the Sahel countries, that have recently formed joint military forces to counter terrorism and organized crime, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said at the UN Security Read More …

UN Migration Agency, ICAO Cooperation Enhances Effective Border Management through African Capacity Building

The UN Migration Agency (IOM)’s African Capacity Building Centre (ACBC) in Tanzania hosted a training course on travel document security and fraud detection from 31 July to 4 August. The training was jointly implemented by IOM and the International Civil Read More …