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La Direction exécutive du Comité contre le terrorisme du Conseil de sécurité en visite à Madagascar

CTED supportive of the development of national strategies and action plans to counter violent extremism

CTED stresses need to strengthen preventive measures to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters

The Secretary-General of the Council of Europe briefs the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee on its response to the foreign terrorist fighter challenge

INTERPOL, NATO, and WHO share expertise with the Counter-Terrorism Committee on how to strengthen emergency responses in the aftermath of terrorist incidents

Europol and CTED affirm closer partnership to address the foreign terrorist fighter threat

CTC open briefing on "The use of advance passenger information (API) to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters"

Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee and CTED in dialogue with Member States of the Central Asian region

Iraq: strengthening cross-border cooperation against terrorism financing

Counter-Terrorism Committee visit to Italy focuses on foreign terrorist fighter threat, law enforcement and border control challenges

Counter-Terrorism Committee concludes follow-up assessment visit to the Sultanate of Oman

CTED Executive Director discusses terrorism-related threat with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan

Collaboration between New York University and the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate to counter terrorists exploiting ICT raises strategic questions

CTED delegation meets with the Director of the Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Counter-Terrorism Committee follow-up assessment visit to Uzbekistan enhances mutual understanding

South Asia: Working towards international cooperation in terrorism prevention

United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate visits Cameroon

CTED stresses need to protect critical infrastructures

CTED calls for enhanced dialogue on counter-terrorism and humanitarian action

Security Council receives report on challenges-and solutions-in prosecuting foreign terrorist fighters Counter-Terrorism Committe

Counter-Terrorism Committee announces launch of global research network

CTED Executive Director in Ministerial meeting in Washington on countering violent extremism stresses importance of advance passenger information

Representative of the Russian Federation briefs the Counter-Terrorism Committee

Joint Counter-Terrorism Committee/Executive Directorate visit to the Sahel reaffirms continued support for counter-terrorism efforts

Minister of Justice of France addresses the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee on "The importance of the rule of law in countering the current terrorist threat"

Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Director meets with Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of Iraq

CTED and PAM pledge to work together against foreign terrorist fighters

Launch of project to support senior judicial officials in leading a criminal justice response to terrorism

In East Africa, CTED and IGAD reaffirm cooperation in fight against terrorism

CTED delivers message from the United Nations Secretary-General to counter-terrorism workshop in Mombasa

Interview with Roger Wilkins, President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF):"We need to focus on concrete things that we can achieve together"

Malta seminar examines challenges in prosecution of FTFs

CTED highlights FTF and CVE issues at Dakar Forum

CTC Special meeting on kidnapping for ransom and hostage-taking committed by terrorist groups

Member States, international experts pledge to strengthen response to FTF threat

Regional conference in Vilnius stresses the crucial need for effective international judicial cooperation in terrorism-related cases

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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."

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


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