Two United Nations offices sign partnership agreement to fight terrorism

VIENNA, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the United Nations Office of Terrorism to strengthen cooperation between the two sides by increasing the exchange of information and support to Member States in combating terrorism and preventing extremism leading to terrorism.

A statement issued today by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna said that the new partnership aims to ensure greater synergy between the two entities of the United Nations. The Director-General of the UN office on Drugs and Crime Yuri Fedetov signed the agreement with Vladimir Vorokonvo Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, at the UN headquarters in Vienna.

The statement also shed light on the UN’s efforts in implementing the Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact that was signed by the UN Secretary-General and 36 United Nations entities as well as INTERPOL and the World Customs Organisation earlier this year. The objective of the Compact is to support implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and to ensure relevant capacity-building and enhanced coordination and coherence between the Compact’s members.

Source: Emirates News Agency