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 4 October 2019, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) concluded a follow-up visit to the Republic of Ghana on behalf of the United Nations Security Council Committee. CTED first visited Ghana in 2009, when it conducted an initial assessment focused on the country’s law enforcement and border management responses to the threat posed by terrorism. In 2016, in the aftermath of terrorist attacks in Mali, Burkina Faso, and [...]
In a briefing to the Security Council on 27 August 2019 on the ninth 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, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of CTED Michèle Coninsx stressed that substantial challenges remain in responding to the aftermath of the military defeat [...]
On 24 July 2019, the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC)/ Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) concluded its first visit to Togo. The visit was conducted at the request of the Togolese authorities in their efforts to build their capacity to address the threats and challenges of radicalization and terrorism. During the three-day visit, the delegation met with representatives of a number of ministries and departments engaged in counter-terrorism and countering violent [...]
National workshop on harmonizing approaches to the screening and profiling of Boko Haram-associated persons in Chad
From 10-12 July 2019, representatives from government agencies and civil society in Chad, as well as the African Union, the Multi-National Joint Task Force, and United Nations entities met in N’Djamena to discuss Chad’s strategy to screen and prosecute persons associated with Boko Haram. Part of a regional effort to help Lake Chad Basin countries (Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria), the workshop sought to strengthen the way Chad prosecutes, rehabilitates, [...]