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Virtual open briefing of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on “Protection of ‘soft’ targets against terrorist attacks”

“Soft” targets, also called vulnerable targets, (e.g., urban public spaces or other sites that are crowded with local or tourist populations) are attractive to terrorists, including foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), because they are relatively open and easy to access; are subject to lower levels of security protection; and offer an opportunity not only to [...]

2021-01-29T15:49:27+00:00 Monday, 25 January 2021|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|

Ministerial-level meeting of the Security Council commemorating the adoption of Security Council resolution 1373 (2001)

On 12 January 2021, the Security Council held a ministerial-level meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Council resolution 1373 (2001), which established the Counter-Terrorism Committee in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 against the United States. The meeting included briefings by Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov of the [...]

2021-02-09T12:36:40+00:00 Tuesday, 12 January 2021|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|

CTED publishes updated paper about COVID-19 and counter-terrorism

The United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) published an update to its paper, “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on terrorism, counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism.” CTED’s analysis suggests that, despite the continuation of terrorist violence and despite concerns that terrorists and violent extremists will seek to exploit COVID-19 in their [...]

2020-12-31T09:45:40+00:00 Thursday, 31 December 2020|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|

CTED launches Trends Tracker about resolution 2242 (2015)

Today, the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) published a Trends Tracker to mark the 5th anniversary of the adoption of resolution 2242 (2015). Adopted on 13 October 2015, resolution 2242 (2015) is one of the ten Security Council resolutions constituting the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, which celebrates its 20th [...]

2020-10-13T08:10:40+00:00 Tuesday, 13 October 2020|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|

CTED publishes Analytical Brief about The Prosecution of ISIL-associated Women

The United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) published a new Analytical Brief, “The prosecution of ISIL-associated women.” Based on information collected through CTED’s engagement with Member States, its other partners, and through its own open-source research on almost 80 States whose nationals are believed to have travelled to Iraq and the Syrian Arab [...]

2020-09-16T18:38:12+00:00 Wednesday, 22 July 2020|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|

CTED publishes updated Trends Alert on response of extreme right-wing terrorist groups to COVID-19

In April 2020, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) published a Trends Alert entitled, “Member States concerned by the growing and increasingly transnational threat of extreme right-wing terrorism.” Based on information collected during CTED’s engagement with Member States and insights from CTED’s Global Research Network, the Trends Alert provided an overview of key trends [...]

2020-07-06T15:04:24+00:00 Monday, 6 July 2020|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|

CTED publishes paper about COVID-19 and counter-terrorism

The United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) published a new paper about “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on terrorism, counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism.” Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a Global Pandemic in March, CTED has been proactively engaging with Member States and all of our partners to [...]

2020-09-17T14:12:24+00:00 Wednesday, 24 June 2020|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|

Tailoring the South Asia Regional Anti-Terrorism Toolkit for Judges in Pakistan

23 June 2020 – The United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) and Sindh Judicial Academy (SJA) organized a virtual meeting for anti-terrorism judges from Sindh, Pakistan, on the “South Asia Regional Toolkit for [...]

2020-09-16T17:08:39+00:00 Tuesday, 23 June 2020|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|

CTED publishes Analytical Brief about countering terrorist narratives online and offline

29 April 2020 – The United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) published a new Analytical Brief on “Countering Terrorist Narratives Online and Offline.” Terrorist narratives are designed to achieve multiple strategic communications objectives and target several types of audience, which range from those unaware of the underlying terrorist ideology to devout ideological [...]

2020-04-29T12:28:29+00:00 Wednesday, 29 April 2020|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|