Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 08/2009

From Adoption to Action: The UN's Role in Implementing its Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

Eric Rosand

April 2009

Fourth Freedom Forum


This policy brief examines the role of the United Nations system in carrying forward implementation of the UN General Assembly's 2006 Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. It highlights some of the United Nations' achievements in supporting Strategy implementation efforts; enumerates some of the challenges facing the organization as it seeks to enhance these efforts; and offers suggestions on how to overcome them.