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.

Recent documents

Summary of discussions: Special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee with international, regional and subregional organizations on “International Judicial and Law Enforcement Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism Matters pursuant to Security Council resolution 2322 (2016) and Other Relevant Council resolutions”: Technical consultations of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) UN headquarters, New York, 20 and 21 June 2017

CTED Newsletter – June 2017

S/2017/467 (31 May 2017) – Fifth report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat

S /RES/2354 (2017) – Countering terrorist narratives

S/2017/375 – Comprehensive international framework to counter terrorist narratives


Upcoming events


Launch of CTED database of contacts for third-party terrorist asset-freezing requests

Does your Government need to make a terrorist-asset-freezing request to a foreign jurisdiction? Find your contact here.
The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate […]

Wednesday, 27 April 2016|

Counter-Terrorism Committee conducts follow-up visit to United Arab Emirates

On behalf of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, CTED conducted a three-day follow-up visit to the United Arab Emirates from […]

Tuesday, 18 July 2017|

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) welcomes major private sector initiative to counter terrorism online

Today 26 June 2017, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube announced the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, an […]

Monday, 26 June 2017|

#UnitedAgainstTerror: Special meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee on international judicial and law enforcement cooperation

Security Council resolution 2322, adopted at the end of 2016, seeks to enhance international judicial and law enforcement […]

Wednesday, 21 June 2017|

Despite being under continuous military pressure, ISIL remains an active and transnational threat, according to new report from the UN Secretary-General

Since January 2016, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or Da’esh) has remained under continuous […]

Thursday, 8 June 2017|