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Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force

Promotes In-depth Knowledge of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

The Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) was established by the Secretary-General in 2005 and endorsed by the General Assembly through the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy PDF, which was adopted by consensus in 2006. The mandate of the CTITF is to enhance coordination and coherence of counter-terrorism efforts of the United Nations system. The Task Force consists of 34 international entities which by virtue of their work have, have a stake in multilateral counter-terrorism efforts. Each entity makes contributions consistent with its own mandate.

While the primary responsibility for the implementation of the Global Strategy rests with Member States, CTITF ensures that the UN system is attuned to the needs of Member States, to provide them with the necessary policy support and spread in-depth knowledge of the Strategy, and wherever necessary, expedite delivery of technical assistance.

The primary goal is to maximize each entity‘s comparative advantage by delivering as one to help Member States implement the four pillars of the Strategy, which are: measures to address the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism; measures to prevent and combat terrorism; measures to build states’ capacity to prevent and combat terrorism and to strengthen the role of the United Nations system in that regard; measures to ensure respect for human rights for all and the rule of law as the fundamental basis for the fight against terrorism.

CTITF organizes its work through Working Groups and counter-terrorism related projects in areas where cooperation among United Nations system actors can add value for the implementation of the Strategy.


  • Fourth Biennial Review of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy by the General Assembly, UNHQ, New York, USA, 12-13 June 2014
  • Open Briefing to Member States on Protection of Critical Tourism Infrastructure, UNHQ, New York, USA, 11 June 2014
  • President of the General Assembly’s Interactive Dialogue on the Conditions Conducive to the Spread of Terrorism and Launch of the Victims of Terrorism Web Portal, UNHQ, New York, USA, 11 June 2014
  • Criminal Justice Systems and Counter Terrorism Capacity Building, UNHQ, New York, USA, 10 June 2014
  • CTITF Global Experts Meeting on Building Capacity for Terrorist Designations and Asset Freezing, New York, USA, 13-14 May 2014
  • CTITF Briefing to Member States and Issuance of the Secretary-General Report on the Implementation of the UN Global counter-Terrorism Strategy, UNHQ, New York, USA, 05 May 2014
  • UNCCT Workshop on the Role of the United Nations in Addressing Conditions Conducive to the Spread of Terrorism in the Context of the Post 2015 Development Agenda Debate, New York, USA, 07-08 April 2014 (Report PDF document)
  • CTITF Inter-Agency Coordination Meeting, New York, USA, 02-03 December 2013
  • Central Asia Project: Religious Leaders Training, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 21-23 November 2013
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Key Publications

Online compendium relating to border management

Secretary-General's Symposium on International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, 19 September 2011

United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy: activities of the United Nations system in implementing the Strategy

The Criminal Justice Response to Support Victims of Acts of Terrorism, 2011

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