UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution here Friday that embraced the recent creation of the UN Center for Counter-Terrorism (UNCCT).
The resolution said that the assembly "welcomes the establishment of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Center at United Nations Headquarters."
UNCCT, the result of an agreement between Saudi Arabia and the UN, will be based in New York and aims to strengthen countries' abilities to stop terrorism, affirm best practices and promote international counter-terrorism cooperation. Saudi Arabia has committed 10 million U.S. dollars over the next three years to set up the center.
In the resolution, the council noted that the center "will operate under the direction of the secretary-general and will contribute to promoting the implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy through the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force."
The UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was approved by member states in 2006. It provides a common approach for all nations in efforts to stop terrorism and contains practical steps for countries to take in this endeavor. The implementation task force is responsible for coordination of counter-terrorism efforts and the facilitation of the strategy throughout the UN system.
The General Assembly resolution also encouraged collaboration with the new center from all member states.