Security Council Resolution 2395 (2017) reiterates CTED’s essential role of identifying emerging issues, trends and developments relating to the implementation of resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), and 2178 (2014) and other relevant resolutions. Additionally, the Council encouraged CTED to ensure that all human rights and rule-of-law issues relevant to the implementation of Security Council resolutions 1372 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014) and other relevant Council resolutions are addressed as an important component of its work.
CTED’s recent publications – including its Trends Alert on the “Growing and Increasingly Transnational Threat of Extreme Right-Wing Terrorism” and its Update on “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Extreme Right-Wing Terrorism” – have highlighted the challenges associated with the emerging threat of violent extremism motivated by intolerance, or racism toward certain ethnic or religious groups.
To address these challenges, the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) will be holding a virtual open briefing on “Emerging trends in violent extremism conducive to terrorism and addressing violent extremism through a human rights-based approach.”
The virtual open briefing will take place on 9 October from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), via VTC and will be open to Member and Observer States, United Nations staff and interns, UN entities, intergovernmental organizations, and specialized agencies. The event will also be webcasted at http://webtv.un.org/.
The agenda of the virtual open briefing is available here.
The concept note of the virtual open briefing is available here.
The virtual open briefing will be preceded by a virtual roundtable of CTED’s Global Research Network on “Emerging trends in violent extremism conducive to terrorism: a focus on extreme right-wing terrorism.”