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Learn better together - Meta-Synthesis Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

UNICRI, UNODC and UNOCT release findings of synthesis study under UN Counter-Terrorism Strategy


On the margins of the 34th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) in Vienna, UNICRI together with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) released the findings of an independent meta-synthesis study under the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy initiated in 2020 as part of the Sub-Group on Evaluation of the Resource Mobilization, Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact.

The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was adopted by the UN General Assembly by consensus on 8 September 2006. This strategy is a global instrument, which seeks to enhance national, regional, and international efforts to counter terrorism. The General Assembly reviews the Strategy every two years, making it a living instrument attuned to Member States’ counter-terrorism priorities. In addition, the Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact was established to enhance coordination and coherence of the efforts of the UN system in line with the Secretary-General’s report A/73/866 to better assess the results and encourage peer learning. This innovative study was commissioned to aggregate and synthesize the results of evaluation and other oversight reports produced under the aegis of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

This study provides collective results from an analysis of over 118 evaluation and oversight reports across all Global Counter-Terrorism Compact entities and has led to aggregated findings, conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations. The study will support the entities that are part of the Compact to improve the quality of their delivery of technical assistance to Members States through the promotion and adoption of lessons learned, and effective actions. The study is also a useful tool for the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, which requires a constant sharing of information beyond the individual projects and programmes, to inform decision-making at the highest political levels.

The study was implemented with the support of seed funding from the State of Qatar and in-kind contributions from UNODC, UNOCT and UNICRI, as well as all from other members of the Sub-Group.

Short brief on the metasynthesis: 



To download the full study, please click here.