Promoting South-South Cooperation in Countering Terrorism & Preventing Violent Extremism: For a Future Without Terrorism

Welcome to the Online Network of Southern Experts!

As a follow-up to the Expert Meeting on Promoting South-South Cooperation (SSC) in Countering Terrorism and Preventing Violent Extremism, as and when conducive to terrorism (CT/PVE), held in November 2019 in New York, and based on the priorities of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), an on-line network of Southern experts and stakeholders is created using the knowledge-brokering platform, South-South Galaxy, supported by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation.  This platform provides a virtual space for voluntary knowledge exchange and learning to promote cooperation on CT/PVE and opportunities for continued dialogue among countries from the global South.

Terrorism in the Global South

Terrorism has severely affected many countries in the global South. Collective approaches are needed amongst these countries to prevent and counter terrorism, and the conditions conducive to its spread. Experiences, which have been tested, validated, adapted and/or scaled up in comparable contexts, are of great value to other developing countries.

The benefits of South-South cooperation have been noted at training workshops and engagements with Permanent Missions, and there is demand for the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) to play a facilitator role. Participants from the Global South have offered to share their knowledge and experiences in counter-terrorism in a sustained manner, including by offering training courses on specific counter-terrorism challenges and to provide financial support as well as in-kind contributions.

Building on the interest from Member States, the UN Counter-Terrorism Center (UNCCT) within UNOCT has identified a gap which calls for greater exchange between policymakers, experts, and NGOs from developing countries to address the scarcity of information on countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism (CT/PVE) related expertise available in the global South. It has, therefore, launched a groundbreaking project effort to systematize, document and scale up Southern exchanges on CT/PVE.

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Share & access a wide range of good practices from members countries and partners on CT&PVE and nurture collaboration opportunities


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Provides an array of services to assist Southern partners to cater to their specific requirements related to CT/PVE

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Enables members to share quick updates and news, engage and interact through e-discussions on topics related to CT/PVE, including cybersecurity, countering terrorist financing, engaging youth, development, education etc.

Knowledge Products

May 10, 2022

Handbook: Global South Initiatives to Counter Terrorism and Prevent Violent Extremism

This handbook by the United Nations Office of Counter-terrorism (UNOCT) features different examples in which the Global South has played a central role in developing regional instruments and mechanisms in…
PublicationsUNCCTUNOCT Featured Publications POM
February 11, 2021

Visibility Report: Virtual Counter Terrorism Week (6-10 July 2020)

The Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week organized by UNOCT, brought together the Member States, United Nations entities, civil society representatives, international and regional organizations, thought leaders, the private sector and other key…
ResearchUNCCTUNOCT Featured Publications POM
July 7, 2020

Handbook: Children Affected by the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon: Ensuring a Child Rights-Based Approach

Acknowledging the challenges posed by the foreign fighter phenomenon and the urgent need to address the needs and protect the rights of children affected by it, some Member States have…

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News & Events

UNCCT News & UpdatesUNOCT Features News POM
February 11, 2021

UN Counter-Terrorism Chief Urges Continued Vigilance Against ‘Real’ Ongoing Threat

UNCCT News & Updates
February 11, 2021

2020 Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week

UNCCT News & Updates
February 11, 2021

UNITAR Training: Preventing & Countering Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism

UNCCT News & Updates
February 11, 2021

2030 Agenda—A Unique Opportunity to Address Conditions Conducive to the Spread of Terrorism