CTC adopts Plan of Action for the implementation of resolution 1624
5 April 2011
The Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) adopted on 31 March a Plan of Action to assist Member States in the implementation of Security Council resolution 1624 (2005) on terrorist incitement and violent extremism.
The Plan of Action presented to the CTC by its Executive Directorate (CTED) calls for the development of comprehensive national counter-terrorism strategies to counter and prevent incitement to commit terrorist acts. Considering that the Internet and other technologies have been used to incite and recruit people, the Plan of Action emphasizes the importance of identifying effective measures to prevent terrorists from spreading their violent messages. CTED will also continue to collect data on good practices, codes and standards with a view to sharing them with Member States.
At the request of the Security Council, CTED will publish in December 2011 a global survey outlining strengths and weaknesses Member States have in implementing resolution 1624. The survey will present general trends and assess progress, which can then translate into technical assistance for States in need of support. At least two regional workshops will be organized this year to raise awareness of the provisions of the resolution and gather information for the global survey.
An open dialogue with Member States and engagement with partner organizations are also key elements of the Plan of Action. Communities need to be involved in the process to counter intolerance and extremism, as well. Civil society, academic institutions and the media can contribute to the fight against terrorism.