Australia is first country to share its counter-terrorism evaluation profile
Australia has decided to share the Counter-Terrorism Committee's country evaluation profile with other Member States upon request, becoming the first to do so since the Committee introduced its new assessment tools in May 2013. Evaluations and profiles remain confidential unless States indicate a willingness to share them. The move towards transparency was welcomed by the Committee.
All 193 Member States of the UN are subject to the Committee's assessment of their implementation of Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005). The Committee launched its new tools, the Overview of Implementation Assessment and the Detailed Implementation Survey, to assist in the evaluation process. A file is prepared for each State.
The aim is to provide a thorough, consistent, transparent and even-handed evaluation and to have an open dialogue with each State on any further action required. Strengths and good practices, as well as shortfalls and needs for technical assistance, are identified in these two documents.
The Committee maintains a list of performance documents and has evaluated the profiles of a dozen States so far. The new tools will help CTED compile updated versions of the Global Implementation Surveys on the two resolutions before the end of 2015.