Side Event on the margins of the Second United Nations Counter-Terrorism Week organized by the UN Office on Counter-Terrorism.
On 6 October 2020, Morocco and UNOCT signed the Host Country Agreement establishing the UNOCT Programme Office for Counter-Terrorism and Training in Africa, based in Rabat. The Office will serve as a regional counter-terrorism training hub.
Together with the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Programme Office will develop capacity-building assistance in the form of accredited training programmes that leverage local, regional and international expertise to deliver specialized skills training. Developing the capacities of Member States to investigate complex cases, make well-formulated decisions and gather evidence in support of investigative activities is essential to all counter-terrorism efforts. The best way to accomplish these efforts is by raising professional standards through advanced and specialized counter-terrorism-related training, as envisioned by the Rabat Programme Office.