The United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee

Guided by Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005), the CTC works to bolster the ability of United Nations Member States to prevent terrorist acts both within their borders and across regions. It was established in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States.

The CTC is assisted by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), which carries out the policy decisions of the Committee, conducts expert assessments of each Member State and facilitates counter-terrorism technical assistance to countries.

Recent documents

Technical guide to the implementation of Security Council resolution 1373 (2001) and other relevant resolutions (compiled in 2017)

S/2017/573 – Twentieth report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team submitted pursuant to resolution 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities

S/RES/2370 (2017) – Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts – Preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons

S/RES/2368 (2017) – Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts

Summary of discussions: Special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee with international, regional and subregional organizations on “International Judicial and Law Enforcement Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism Matters pursuant to Security Council resolution 2322 (2016) and Other Relevant Council resolutions”: Technical consultations of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) UN headquarters, New York, 20 and 21 June 2017


Upcoming events


Launch of CTED database of contacts for third-party terrorist asset-freezing requests

Does your Government need to make a terrorist-asset-freezing request to a foreign jurisdiction? Find your contact here.
The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate […]

Wednesday, 27 April 2016|

UN CTED attends ICAO’s first Aviation security symposium

From 12 to 14 September 2017, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) hosted a first ICAO Aviation security (AVSEC) symposium. […]

Monday, 18 September 2017|

Counter-Terrorism Committee submits updated Technical Guide to Security Council

(NEW YORK, 21 AUGUST 2017) The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) today submitted to the Security Council an updated version […]

Monday, 21 August 2017|

CTED welcomes Security Council resolution on denying terrorists access to weapons

New York, 2 August 2017

The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) today welcomed the Security Council’s adoption […]

Wednesday, 2 August 2017|

CTED and ICT4Peace host U.S. launch of Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism in San Francisco

(NEW YORK / SAN FRANCISCO) On 1 August 2017, the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and […]

Tuesday, 1 August 2017|