Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for donating $100 million for the Counter Terrorism Centre.
The Secretary-General said the Centre, which was launched in 2011 with an initial $10 million contribution by Saudi Arabia, has supported 31 projects around the world.
The United States, the United Kingdom and Germany have responded to that call, Secretary-General Ban told reporters.
“I urge other Member States to follow the example of Saudi Arabia by investing in the Centre’s efforts. I am confident that this timely contribution will make a real difference at national, regional and global levels. The recent disturbing upsurge of terrorism in a number of countries and regions of the world, most dramatically demonstrated by the so-called “Islamic State” in Iraq, underscores the challenges before us.” (28″)
The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre is located in the Department of Political Affairs.
Source: UN News