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.
On 29 April 2021, Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and Assistant Secretary-General Michèle Coninsx, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), briefed the European Union Council Working Party on Terrorism (COTER) on cooperation between the European Union and the United Nations on counter-terrorism and emerging terrorist threats and challenges. In the context of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Security [...]
Efforts of European Member States to prevent terrorists from abusing asylum systems while ensuring compliance with international refugee and human rights law: challenges, recommendations and good practices The Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate has published a Regional Analytical Brief on “Efforts of European Member States to prevent terrorists from abusing asylum systems while ensuring compliance with international refugee and human rights law: challenges, recommendations and good practices”. Prepared in [...]
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 [...]