Global Sports Programme

Global Sports Programme

Global Sports Programme

The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) welcomes you to its online communities for the Global Programme on the Security Major Sporting Events, and Promotion of Sport and Its Values as a Tool to Prevent Violent Extremism (“Global Sports Programme”).

Here you will find three communities: (1) on preventing violent extremism through sport, (2) on securing vulnerable targets in the context of major sporting events against terrorism-related threats and (3) on the empowerment of youth within sport values-based policies and practices.

The objective of these online communities is to enhance the exchange of good practices and experiences relating to the specific topics within each community. These social-media style online communities act as a coordination and communication platform, providing members with opportunities to e-meet one another and network. Please feel free to post and start conversations on any relevant topic, share information and ask questions!

The Global Sports Programme continuously updates members of its activities and initiatives. Each community also contains a repository of the Programme’s guides and handbooks, found in the “knowledge” section.

Please let us know how we can continue to improve the platform and the content that we post.

In 2023 the Global Sports Programme will be launching, on Connect & Learn, two e-learning courses on: (1) Vulnerable Targets and Major Sporting Events Security and (2) Preventing Violent Extremism through Sport. We shall update you when these courses are launched and how you may enrol.


Group Guidelines


The goals of the communities platform is to (1) facilitate discussion fora, (2) exchange non-sensitive knowledge between different users on good practices and other topics of common interest, and (3) provide regular updates on UNOCT-related activities of the Global Sports Programme.

All community members may reach out to other member experts and develop collaborative initiatives of a non-commercial nature.

In order to meet the goals of this community, it is important for members to feel they are in a safe place that is populated by people with shared interests. As such, we request that you read and adhere to the guidelines below.

Guideline (Do):

  • Treat others online as you would treat them in real life.
  • Be tolerant towards other’s viewpoints; respectfully disagree when opinions do not align.
  • Respect the privacy and personal information of other users.
  • Communicate with courtesy and respect.
  • Address development related topics.
  • Keep communication relevant to the interaction or discussion you are contributing to.

Guideline (Do not):

  • Do not make personal attacks on other community members.
  • Do not use defamatory remarks or make false statements against others.
  • Do not post prejudiced comments or profanity.
  • Do not bully or make inflammatory remarks to other community members.
  • Do not share sexually explicit materials.
  • Do not incite hatred or violence. Any form of expressions which advocate, incite, promote or justify hatred, violence and discrimination against a person or group of persons is denied.
  • Do not send offensive or harassing material to other users.
  • Do not reveal confidential information through an online posting, upload or transmission.
  • Do not introduce any form of malicious software into the communities.
  • Do not involve any flooding or spamming into the communities. 


Action will be taken if someone violates the above-mentioned guidelines. Sometimes that just means giving someone a warning; other times it means revoking certain privileges or accounts entirely. We request that all community members report behaviour that violates our guidelines to [email protected].


By logging on to the community and activating your profile, you are consenting to the terms and guidelines listed above.