Counter-Terrorism Committee 2020-07-08T17:34:22+00:00

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.


Virtual Open Briefing of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on “Terrorist threats to civil aviation, the status of implementation of Security Council resolution 2309 (2016), and follow-up to the civil aviation-related provisions of Council resolution 2396 (2017)”

In its resolution 2309 (2016), adopted on 22 September 2016, the Security Council expressed concern that terrorist groups continue to view civil aviation as an attractive target, with the aim of causing substantial loss of life, economic damage and disruption to connectivity between States, and that the risk of terrorist attacks against civil aviation may affect all regions and Member States. In view of the continuing terrorist and other [...]

Tuesday, 24 November 2020|

Counter-Terrorism Committee Chair briefs the Security Council

On 23 November 2020, the Chairs of the 1373 (Counter-Terrorism) Committee, the 1267/1989/2253 Committee, and the 1540 Committee briefed the Security Council. During the coordinated briefing, H.E. Mr. Tarek Ladeb, Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), said the “Committee has worked to ensure business continuity, with the support of its Executive Directorate, including by convening regular informal – informal meetings through closed and open VTCs.” During these unprecedented challenges, the [...]

Monday, 23 November 2020|

Exploring Masculinities in the Context of Counter-terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism

On November 16, 17, and 18, the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and the International Peace Institute (IPI) jointly hosted a series of consultations to explore if and how a focus on masculinities can allow for a more comprehensive approach to integrating gender considerations in counter-terrorism (CT) and countering violent extremism (CVE

Wednesday, 18 November 2020|

Virtual Open Briefing of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on “The role of judges, prosecutors and defence counsel in bringing terrorists to justice, including the effective use of battlefield or military-collected evidence”

The promotion of effective rule of law-based criminal justice responses to terrorism is a central component of global counter-terrorism efforts, including those of the Security Council. In its resolution 1373 (2001), the Council decided that Member States shall ensure that any person who participates in the financing, planning, preparation or perpetration of terrorist acts or in supporting terrorist acts is brought to justice and ensure that terrorist acts are established as serious criminal offences in domestic laws and that the punishment duly reflects the seriousness of such acts.

Tuesday, 10 November 2020|

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