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UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism is one of the 38 entities, members to the Counter-Terrorism Compact. Each entity participates in the Counter-Terrorism Compact consistent with its own mandate to support the implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and other relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council.

The UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (A/RES/60/288) is a unique global instrument to enhance national, regional and international efforts to counter terrorism. The General Assembly reviews the Strategy every two years, making it a living document attuned to Member States’ counter-terrorism priorities.

Seventh review of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

The 7th Review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (A/RES/72/284) approaches, and the report will be finalized in June 2021. There remains a pressing need to redouble efforts and reaffirm commitments to the full promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms across all efforts to counter-terrorism and prevent violent extremism conducive to terrorism. As Member States, the United Nations and civil society come together to collectively reflect on the review of the Strategy, the Special Rapporteur has prepared a number of resources to help frame the collective progress and challenges, including three briefing documents:

Follow-up of the 7th Review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy


Civil Society Workshop on Civil Society Workshop in Advance of the High-Level International Conference on Human Rights, Civil Society and Counter-Terrorism, Málaga Spain, 9 May, 9:30 - 12:30