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Khan, Jehangir (Dr.)

Officer-in-Charge and Director, Office of Counter-Terrorism, United Nations

Dr. Jehangir Khan has served in different capacities at the UN for over 30 years, both as a UN delegate (for 9 years) and as a UN Secretariat official (for over 21 years).

Dr. Jehangir Khan is currently the Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) in the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) in the UN Secretariat. Previously he served as Acting Director and Deputy Director of DPA’s Middle East and West Asia Division (MEWAD) and, before that, of the Asia and the He also served as Head of DPA's Iraq Team and Chairman of the UN Iraq Operations Group (IOG) for five years, starting with the 2003 war. Prior to this he served as Deputy Head of Policy Planning in the Department of Political Affairs.

Before joining the UN Secretariat in 1992, Dr. Khan served as Chef de Cabinet to the President Dr. Khan is a national of Pakistan. He is a graduate of London University and holds a Doctorate in International Law from the Fletcher School of Diplomacy/Harvard Law School.

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Dr. Jehangir Khan – ICT16

The session was part of the ICT's 16th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism: "Unpuzzling Terrorism". Dr. Khan discussed the role of the United Nations in counter-terrorism, explaining that while there is a UN counter-terrorism strategy signed by many nations, international cooperation is still lacking.  He notes the importance of prevention of terrorism, rather than focusing solely on fighting terrorism militarily and on the intelligence front.
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