Saudi Arabia: Counter-terrorism donation

Issue 953 - 07 Sep 2013 | 1 minute read

Saudi Arabia has donated $100m to the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCTT). The 7 August announcement was made during King Abdullah Bin Adelaziz’s annual Eid Al-Fitr address, in Mecca. Saudi Arabia and the UN signed an agreement to set up the UNCCT in 2011, with Riyadh giving $10m towards its establishment. Based in New York, it works with experts to reinforce UN counterterrorism initiatives.

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