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.
Twelfth report of the Secretary-General updates Member States on the latest threats posed by ISIL and affiliates
10 February 2021 – The threat posed by ISIL has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, and may rise further in the coming months, according to the 12th, and latest, report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security.
From 18 – 21 January 2021, the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) led a virtual deep-dive assessment mission to Djibouti, in the areas of passenger data exchange and countering
Virtual open briefing of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on “Protection of ‘soft’ targets against terrorist attacks”
“Soft” targets, also called vulnerable targets, (e.g., urban public spaces or other sites that are crowded with local or tourist populations) are attractive to terrorists, including foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), because they are relatively open and easy to access; are subject to lower levels of security protection; and offer an opportunity not only to cause massive destruction, high civilian casualties, and widespread publicity with limited logistic and financial resources, [...]
Ministerial-level meeting of the Security Council commemorating the adoption of Security Council resolution 1373 (2001)
On 12 January 2021, the Security Council held a ministerial-level meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Council resolution 1373 (2001), which established the Counter-Terrorism Committee in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 against the United States. The meeting included briefings by Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and Assistant-Secretary General Michèle Coninsx, Executive Director of the [...]