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Strengthening Nation Capacity To Counter Terrorism. While the international conventions and treaties against terrorism create obligations for states, United Nations through various offices and agencies provide assistance for states in order to meet the challenges in fulfilling theses obligations. In this regard the following offices of United Nations are worthy of mention- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Provides assistance to Member States through its offices established in over 166 countries to strengthen the legal framework and promote good governance . Provides assistance to countries emerging from conflicts with training and reorganising the various law enforcement agencies in the state.
Statistically, it is evident that no country of the world is exceptional to terrorist attacks .
As Pius Odiaka writes in the Guardian Newspaper, Friday, July 29th, 2005, that “No part of the world has been left without terrorist bloodshed.United Nations Ability to Help Member States Even in the absence of definition of terrorism and a clear strategy the United Nations has taken meaningful measures to address the meance of terrorism in assistance with Member States.Some of the steps taken by United Nations to assist member states to fight the meance are enumerated as under:- Universal Condemnation of Terrorism.United Nations serves as a unique global platform where member states can send a collective and forceful message to rogue and other non state actors that terrorism is not at all acceptable to the world community.Member States and the United Nations as a whole have always used the platform to condemn all acts of terrorism across the globe. United Nations has instituted a number of international treaties and conventions to fight terrorism.International Maritime Organization(IMO) and International Civil Aviation Organization(ICAO). These offices of United Nations assist the member states to strengthen transport security for both people and goods and also take steps to defend against such attacks. The United Nations Capability To Counter Terrorism. The biggest challenge all these years has been to define terrorism in the wake “my freedom fighter is your terrorist” environment existing during all important resolutions of the United Nations in countering terrorism.To illustrate the point is the most publicized disagreement about who is or is not a terrorist today arises out of the Palestinian Israeli conflict.We now live in the world characterized by rising violence and conflicts which has led to growing mistrust, fear, division and poses a serious threat to international peace and security.Unique Position of United Nations to Counter Terrorism In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the US, there has been wide spread debate on how to response to terror.