Counter terrorism & weapons proliferation

Our staff are working in the UK and around the world with foreign governments and international organisations like the EU and UN to counter terrorism and weapons proliferation and their causes.

In this section

Counter terrorism

Our aim is to reduce the risk from international terrorism, so that people can go about their daily lives freely and with confidence. How are we doing this?

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Weapons proliferation

The spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) poses a threat to the UK and the international community. We're working around the world to tackle this threat.

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Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

Info on who needs to apply and how - you can also apply online!

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Counter terrorism & weapons proliferation

Recent news and events

David Miliband discusses foreign policy issues during a visit to Tower Hamlets

The Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, visited Tower Hamlets on Wednesday 28 May where met community leaders and a group of young British Muslims

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran

The Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, commented on the latest IAEA report on Iran on Tuesday 27 May

Foreign Secretary statement on the deproscription of Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MeK)

The Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, made a statement on Wednesday 7 May on the deproscription of Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MeK)

Departmental Report

Read more about our counter terrorism and weapons proliferation work in the latest departmental report.


Online ATAS application

See Also

Travel advice about terrorism abroad

Useful Links


Related Documents

FCO in Action map

FCO in action map

We’ve pinned up the latest examples of our work around the world.


Global terrorism warning

Important infomation to note


Departmental report 2008

Read about our achievements over the past year.

departmental report 2008