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The Guide has been designed by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) within the framework of the Global Programme on Security of Major Sporting Events and Promotion of Sport and Its Values as a Tool to Prevent Violent Extremism (PVE).
On 18 July 2023, the United Nations Security Council held its first-ever debate on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in connection with peace and security, during which the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, and the State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Takei Shunsuke, highlighted the contributions of various initiatives by UN entities, including UNICRI’s work on AI in the context of counter-terrorism.
“Terrorism affects every region of the world. It preys on local and national vulnerabilities and the instability of political, economic and security systems,” Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, recently told global counter-terrorism actors.
This brief threat assessment report by UNICRI aims to analyse and assess the recent developments in Afghanistan and their broader implications on the security context at the domestic, regional, and international levels.
FOREWORD by Henrike Trautmann, Acting Director for the Neighbourhood South, DG NEAR, European Commission and Antonia Marie De Meo, Director of UNICRI