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

S/2018/2 – Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Security Council subsidiary bodies for 2018

CTED Newsletter – December 2017

S/RES/2396 (2017) – Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts – foreign terrorist fighters

S/RES/2395 (2017) – Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts – CTED mandate renewal

Promoting regional security in South Asia: tackling terrorism and violent extremism together


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 holds open briefing on #CTEDTechnicalGuide

Earlier this year, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) submitted to the Security Council an updated version of the Technical […]

Thursday, 21 December 2017|

Executive Director welcomes Security Council’s adoption of CTED mandate-renewal resolution

(NEW YORK, 21 DECEMBER 2017) The Security Council today adopted resolution (UNSCR) 2395 (2017), which extends the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive […]

Thursday, 21 December 2017|

CTED participates in 7th International Forum for Contemporary Criminal Law

On 9 and 10 December 2017, the 7th International Forum for Contemporary Criminal Law was held in Zhuhai, China. Focusing […]

Friday, 15 December 2017|

Interview with Mr. Santiago Otamendi, President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Secretary of Justice of Argentina (New York, 14 December 2017)

President Otamendi, thank you for agreeing to this interview. You have just briefed the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee. […]

Friday, 15 December 2017|