PUBLICATION “THE PROTECTION OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AGAINST TERRORIST ATTACKS: COMPENDIUM OF GOOD PRACTICES
The translation of the Compendium of good practices on the protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks in Russian was finalized at the end of July 2019. The translation of this documents was suggested by Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED). It was realized in the framework of the third phase of the project “Towards the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia” that is jointly implemented by United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)/UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT). The Compendium was disseminated to relevant national authorities.
The Compendium of good practices on the protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks is the result of joint collaboration between UNOCT/UNCCT, CTED and INTERPOL under a “One UN approach”. It does contribute to raising of awareness on the requirements of resolutions 2341 (2017) that directed the Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC), with the support of the CTED, “to examine Member State’s efforts to protect critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks as relevant to the implementation of resolutions 1373 (2001) with the aim of identifying good practices, gaps and vulnerabilities in this field”.
The Compendium offers Member States and international and regional organizations guidelines and compiles good practices on the protection of critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks (with indicators, standards, risk assessment measures, recommendations, and more). It also provides Member States with reference material on the development of strategies for reducing risks to critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks. While keeping in mind the differences in the conceptual and normative frameworks applicable to “soft targets” and critical infrastructure, the Compendium highlights possible elements of synergies, considering that very often the same agencies have institutional and operational responsibilities in both areas. Moreover, it provides Member States as well as international and regional organizations with clear guidance on how to develop and strengthen such strategies. References and indicators address prevention, preparedness, mitigation, investigation, response, recovery and other relevant concepts in critical infrastructure protection.
The publication in English is available here: