United Nations

Special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee

The Counter-Terrorism Committee of the Security Council held a special meeting with Member States and international, regional and subregional organizations on 20 November 2012 in New York to discuss measures required to prevent and suppress terrorist financing. The special meeting focused on raising Member States' awareness of the terrorist financing threat; drawing attention to the related best practices (including the revised FATF Recommendations) and their relevance to the implementation of Security Council resolution 1373 (2001); discussion of experiences and effective measures in addressing the related challenges; and helping to ensure that combating terrorist financing remains a priority for Member States.

The special meeting followed a "presentation and discussion" format that provided participants with the opportunity both to raise questions and to share their own challenges and good practices. Member States were represented by senior officials, counter-terrorism focal points and practitioners.

H.E. Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations and Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, chaired the special meeting and delivered a concluding summary. The speakers included representatives of invited Member States and international, regional and subregional organizations.

Previous special meetings of the Committee, focusing on various major counter-terrorism-related themes, have been held in New York, Washington, D.C., Vienna, Almaty, Nairobi and Strasbourg. The special meetings serve to enhance cooperation and information-sharing among the many actors engaged in assisting States to strengthen their counter-terrorism capacities.