Throwing Light on the UN’s Counterterrorism World, Funded Mainly By the Saudis and Qataris

The UN Counter-Terrorism Centre’s work is generally opaque beyond the counterterrorism circles in the UN and outside it, causing concern for human-rights advocates.

by Stéphanie Fillion. Read more on PassBlue.

Jehangir Khan, who heads the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre, rear left, and his team at the Saudi mission to the UN, with Ambassador Abdallah Yahya al-Mouallimi next to Khan.
UN counterterrorism experts, including Khan, third from left, and Vladimir Voronkov, next to Khan, with others at the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, Riyadh, Sept. 12, 2019.
The basic structure of UN counterterrorism offices: USG UNOCT: Vladimir Voronkov; deputy to the USG: Raffi Gregorian; Jehangir Khan: UN Counter-Terrorism Centre.
Vladimir Voronkov, the head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, moderated the opening of the 2020 virtual Counter-Terrorism Week on the theme “Countering Terrorism in a Global Pandemic Environment,” July 6, 2020. ESKINDER DEBEBE/UN PHOTO

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