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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.

Chairman of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, H.E. Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations.
Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), Mr. Jean-Paul Laborde.
Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and Jean-Paul Laborde, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).
Valerie Schilling, Senior Policy Expert, FATF, in joint open briefing on #StopTerrorFinance on 14 April 2016.
First joint meeting of the two Security Council Committees 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee and the Counter-Terrorism Committee established by resolution 1373 (2001).
#UpholdingJustice: open briefing on 10 March 2016 on the effective adjudication of terrorism cases.

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."

Since 1 January 2016, Chair of CTC is H.E. Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations. His bio can be found here. Former CTC Chairpersons are listed here. For a complete list of current Chairs and Vice-Chairs of subsidiary bodies of the Security Council, please consult S/2016/2.


Working Methods

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

 

This page was last updated on: 28-Jun-2016 EST