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.
From 29-30 October 2019, CTED attended the The Biometrics Institute’s annual Congress promoting the responsible and ethical use of biometrics. The Biometrics Institute is the independent and international impartial membership organisation promoting the responsible use of biometrics as a not-for-profit organisation. It has over 230 membership organisations including many government agencies, and private sector users such as financial institutions and airlines as well as academics and suppliers. The congress [...]
On 1 November 2019, the Counter Terrorism Committee held an open briefing at UN Headquarters on Integrating Gender into Counter-Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). Speakers included representatives of UN agencies, researchers and civil society. The meeting was held in the margins of the annual Security Council open debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). Since the adoption of Security Council resolution 2242, in 2015, there has been growing [...]
On 30 October 2019, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) participated in an event with New York University’s (NYU) Center for Global Affairs (CGA) marking five years of cooperation between CTED and CGA. The panel, “Futures of Counterterrorism” included discussions about emerging counter-terrorism trends around the globe such as drones. In May, CTED issued a Trends Alert outlining the increased use of drones by nonstate actors. According to one of the [...]
The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) participated in an international symposium on “Radicalization and extremism”, which was held in Ankara from 21 to 23 October 2019. Organized by the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM), and sponsored by the European Union, the symposium aimed to facilitate the analysis of tools and measures to address radicalization, violent extremism, and the foreign terrorist fighter (FTF) phenomenon. CTED informed participants that, [...]