1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters
2. Wide shot, conference
3. Med shot, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon enters room
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General, United Nations:
"The march of technology continues to outpace our efforts to stop it from strengthening the terrorists' arsenal of destruction and so the threat of terrorism continues to grow. The challenge before us is clear: we must take collective and concerted action to prevent terrorism from posing an existential threat to humankind."
7. Cutaway, meeting
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary-General:
"Together, we must demonstrate that we are up to the task. Whether we like it or not, our generation will go down in history as one that was challenged to protect the world from terrorism. We are challenged to do so by victims and survivors in New York, Bali, Nairobi, Riyadh, Bombay, Casablanca, Istanbul, Dar Es Salaam, Beslan, London and Madrid -- where the trial of the 2004 bombings opened just yesterday, reminding us that the wounds of such an attack never fully heal."
9. Cutaway, meeting
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean-Paul Laborde, Chief Terrorism Prevention Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on Enhancing Technical Assistance: 15:16:08
"When the UN Global Contyer Terrorism Stategy was adopted, it was obvious that Member States had to react in a fast, efficient, effective and sustained manner tio implement it. This constitutes a major and critical challenge."
An online handbook to better guide and assist member states in their counter-terrorism efforts was launched formally today at headquarters.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates that the march of technology continues to outpace efforts to stop it from strengthening the terrorists' arsenal of destruction.
The United Nations (UN) Counter-Terrorism Online Handbook showcases UN's system-wide resources and activities in the field of counter-terrorism and is a collaborative effort of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) which was set up in June 2005.
The handbook will allow for global as well as regional tracking of counter-terrorism related activities and efforts of United Nations entities. Those efforts can be specifically searched according to broad themes such as preventing a terrorist attack, technical assistance, mitigation and response.
Other searches allow users to focus on areas such as financing of terrorism; promoting education, tolerance and dialogue; protecting nuclear, biological, chemical or radiological materials; assisting victims; preventing travel by terrorists; providing training to law enforcement entities; assisting with drafting of anti-terrorism legislation; defending human rights; or dealing with hostage situations; and protecting key infrastructure.