Counter-Terrorism Committee to hold special meeting on "stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters"

In its resolution 2178 (2014), the Security Council calls on Member States to prevent the recruiting, organizing, transporting, or equipping of individuals who travel to a State other than their State of residence to perpetrate, plan, or participate in terrorist acts.

Mindful of the increasing threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), the Counter-Terrorism Committee will hold a special meeting with Member States and relevant international and regional organizations on stemming the flow of FTFs.

It is expected that the special meeting will produce a set of strategies and techniques to guide Member States in their efforts to address the FTF threat.

The special meeting will be preceded by a series of technical sessions, to be organized by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), on challenges and best practices in addressing principal gaps in Member States' capacities to implement resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005) that may hinder States' abilities to stem the flow of FTFs. These sessions will be attended by members of the Committee; relevant international and regional organizations; interested Member States; and representatives of civil society, academia, and the private sector.

Date and venue

Hosted in Madrid by the Kingdom of Spain, the special meeting will be held on 28 July 2015.

The technical sessions will also be held in Madrid, on 27 and in the morning of 28 July 2015.

Inquiries should be addressed to Ms. Rebecca Brattskar, CTED Associate Political Affairs Officer, at

Draft schedule of events for CTC special meeting in Madrid

Special Meeting Madrid - general background note

Tehnical Session Group I - background note

Technical session Group II - background note

Technical session Group III - background note

Documents en francais

Note d'information groupe I

Note d'information groupe II

Note d'information groupe III

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