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Our Mandate

Guided by Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005), the CTC works to bolster the ability of United Nations Member States to prevent terrorist acts both within their borders and across regions. It was established in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States.

Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė

Raimonda Murmokaitė, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lithuania, assumed the chairmanship of the Committee in January 2014.


The CTC is assisted by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), which carries out the policy decisions of the Committee, conducts expert assessments of each Member State and facilitates counter-terrorism technical assistance to countries.

Resolution 1373 (2001), adopted unanimously on 28 September 2001, calls upon Member States to implement a number of measures intended to enhance their legal and institutional ability to counter terrorist activities, including taking steps to:

The resolution also calls on States to become parties, as soon as possible, to the relevant international counter-terrorism legal instruments.

Resolution 1624 (2005) pertains to incitement to commit acts of terrorism, calling on UN Member States to prohibit it by law, prevent such conduct and deny safe haven to anyone "with respect to whom there is credible and relevant information giving serious reasons for considering that they have been guilty of such conduct."

Working Methods

In short, the work of the CTC and CTED comprises:


CTC in Action

30 September 2014 - Counter-Terrorism Committee(CTC)-High Level Open Briefing

This page was last updated on: 31-July-2014 EST