The IIJ signs MoU with UNOCT, formalising and strengthening key partnership
On 15 September 2020, the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) Executive Secretary Thomas Wuchte and United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov signed virtually a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalising the IIJ-UNOCT partnership.
Under this new MoU, the IIJ and UNOCT will further enhance their cooperation to support the implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, relevant UN General Assembly and Security Council Resolutions, and Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) good practices and tools.
This important milestone builds on the 2018 UN-GCTF Ministerial Statement, which, emphasised the need to build a strong and mutually reinforcing partnership between the GCTF and the UN. As a GCTF-Inspired Institution, the IIJ is proud to be furthering that partnership.
During the signing, Mr. Wuchte and Mr. Voronkov discussed a number of exciting areas for future collaboration under the MoU, including potential research activities with the IIJ’s new Academic Unit and capacity-building with the IIJ Programmatic Unit.
The IIJ is proud to join forces with UNOCT to counter terrorism and build the capacity of front-line criminal justice practitioners addressing the evolving threat of terrorism and violent extremism.