UNODC Counter-terrorism Learning Platform
As the virus continues to spread globally, new terrorist threats emerge. Far-right networks are reported to be preparing to take advantage of the possibility of social disorder. Groups affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant/Da’esh (ISIL) continue to use media platforms such as Telegram to incite the commission of offences by supporters in countries distracted by COVID-19, framing the pandemic as a divine reinforcement of their struggles.
With the rapid expansion of internet and social media use, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has remained committed to providing criminal justice officials with the tools and knowledge they need to tackle challenges associated with electronic evidence and terrorist use of the Internet. Issues related to the preservation, collection and utilization of essential electronic evidence in terrorist cases have become even more critical as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNODC is well-equipped to respond to these unprecedented circumstances, through the implementation of interactive approaches designed to ensure the continued delivery of tailored technical assistance. One such strategy is the deployment of the UNODC Counter-Terrorism Learning Platform (CTLP).