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.
Poland becomes fourth Member State to brief the CTC about implementation of the Committee’s visit recommendations
“Poland appreciates the actions of the UN in the global fight against the terrorist threat”, said Marcin Przydacz, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, during a briefing to the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) on 18 March 2021, about the steps Poland has taken in implementing the CTC’s visit recommendations, as well as Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001), 2178 (2014), 2396 (2017) and other relevant Council resolutions. From [...]
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and UN Women have published an interview series with members of the Regional Experts Platform on Gender and Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism (CVE/PVE) in North Africa. The interviews explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the gendered dimensions of violent extremism and the work of researchers and civil society actors working on countering and preventing violent [...]
Joint initiative on “Supporting the management of violent extremist prisoners (VEPs) and the prevention of radicalization to violence in prisons”
Since 2018, CTED has worked closely together with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) on a joint initiative entitled “Supporting the Management of Violent Extremist Prisoners (VEPs) and the Prevention of Radicalization to Violence in Prisons”.
On 19 November 2020, the Counter-Terrorism Committee adopted hybrid assessment visits to some Member States, pro tempore, so that the Committee and the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) can, to the extent possible, carry on one of the core functions entrusted to them by the Security Council.