The IIJ signs MoU with UNOCT, formalising and strengthening key partnership

Sep 15 2020
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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.

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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.