Multiple or Other Topics

Counterterrorism and preventing violent extremism efforts and the relevant legal frameworks intersect with many other topics. This section includes resources on any other pertinent themes that do not fall under the other categories listed.

The Global Observatory

An opinion piece on the mismatch between, on the one hand, the UN’s rhetorical acknowledgment of civil society’s importance in shaping policy and programs, and, on the other, the growing difficulties civil society experience in operating at the national level and in participating and accessing the UN’s counterterrorism architecture.

Just Security

An opinion piece that reflects on U.N. and global efforts to counter terrorism and prevent the spread of violent extremism.

The Hill

An opinion piece that takes stock of the international community's past two decades of counterterrorism policy

Global Center on Cooperative Security (GCCS)˅˄

Building on past versions, this report and its recommendations widen the aperture to look more broadly at the global landscape of counterterrorism and PVE trends, changing geopolitical dynamics, and UN-wide reform efforts.

Key findings and recommendations on the role of civil society in preventing violent extremism and counterterrorism from consultations held in connection with the UN regional highlevel conferences on counterterrorism

The UN General Assembly, at the conclusion of its seventh review of the United Nations Global CounterTerrorism Strategy, adopted Resolution 75/291, which included requests to the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly in 2022 on budgetary recommendations for the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), if necessary and on the basis of a technical assessment, and the results of a review of the most cost-effective mechanism for the provision of grants and payments to UNOCT implementing partners. This brief provides background for examining the context for the consideration of both General Assembly requests later this year

Based on wide-ranging consultations with individuals representing diverse civil society organizations, governments, and UN entities, this brief presents key recommendations for improving civil society engagement in UN counterterrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) efforts.

Along with providing analysis of the implementation of CTED’s mandate, the intention was to provide an informal Track II setting for member states and other stakeholders to engage on priorities for the mandate renewal and to solicit input into the formal negotiation process from underrepresented parties, including civil society. This brief outlines findings and recommendations for the upcoming renewal of CTED’s mandate, building on this research and consultation process.