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Heads of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Bodies conclude trilateral joint consultations with Spain and strengthen partnership to support victims of terrorism

PRESS RELEASE Madrid, 14 Feb 2019 – On Thursday, a high-level delegation composed of the heads of the main counter-terrorism bodies at the United Nations concluded high-level consultations in Spain at the invitation of the Government. The consultations sought to strengthen the partnership between the United Nations and Spain to support victims of terrorism, and discuss [...]

CTED, INTERPOL, and UNOCT host regional expert workshop on critical infrastructure

At a regional expert workshop on the protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks, participants raised several important challenges to effectively implement Security Council resolution 2341 (2017) related to this theme.

2019-02-07T17:32:53+00:00 Monday, 21 January 2019|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Regional focus|

Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee adopts Addendum to principles on foreign fighters

On 27 December 2018, the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) formally adopted Addendum to the so-called Madrid Guiding Principles. Designed as a practical tool to assist Member States in stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), the original principles were identified at a Special meeting by the CTC held in Madrid [...]

Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee holds Special meeting to revise principles on foreign fighters

On 13 December 2018, The United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee held a Special meeting in New York on "Security Council resolution 2396 (2017): review of the Madrid Guiding Principles." Adopted in 2015, the Madrid Guiding Principles consists of 35 practical tools to assist States in stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) [...]

CTED participates in workshop to support the Lake Chad Basin countries

On 11-13 December 2018, representatives from Government agencies and civil society in Cameroon, as well as the African Union, the Multi-National Joint Task Force, and UN entities met in Yaoundé to discuss Cameroon’s strategy to screen and prosecute persons associated with Boko Haram. Part of a regional effort to help Lake Chad Basin countries (Cameroon, [...]

2018-12-27T16:34:36+00:00 Friday, 14 December 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Regional focus|

South Asia toolkit for judges launched in New York

On 10 December 2018, the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED) and the Global Center of Cooperative Security organized an event on “Perspectives on promoting cooperation amongst criminal justice practitioners of South Asia in countering terrorism.” Building on close to a decade of CTED and Global Center engagement in the region, the [...]

2019-03-28T14:46:17+00:00 Tuesday, 11 December 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Regional focus|

Qatar and CTED hold joint briefing on Doha Forum on returning foreign terrorist fighters

Ahead of a review of the so-called Madrid Guiding Principles on foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), the Permanent Mission of Qatar and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) jointly organized a briefing related to this theme. Held at the United Nations in New York on 4 December 2018, the discussion offered participants involved [...]

CTED participates in GCTF gathering on capacity-building for West Africa

On 27-28 November 2018, CTED participated in the second plenary meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Working Group on Capacity-Building in West Africa. Convened by the Working Group co-chairs, Algeria and Canada, and held in Algiers, the meeting focused on current capacity-building efforts in the region, as well as the provision of effective support [...]

2018-12-06T11:41:53+00:00 Monday, 3 December 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|

Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) contributes to updated DDR guidance

On 26-30 November 2018, numerous entities and partners of the United Nations Inter-Agency Working Group on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (IAWG-DDR) gathered in Stockholm to review update guidance modules for Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards (IDDRS). The IDDRS has guided UN system entities on DDR activities since 2006. Among other things, the draft guidance [...]

2018-12-16T18:23:05+00:00 Friday, 30 November 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Legal|

CTED and NYU hold roundtable on private sector engagement on technology and counter-terrorism

The UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) has been mandated by the Council to promote the adoption by Member States of innovative technologies for counter-terrorism purposes. This mandate applies to fields as diverse as On 30 November 2018, CTED and the New York University (NYU) School of Professional Studies for Global Affairs [...]

2018-12-16T18:12:01+00:00 Friday, 30 November 2018|Information and communication technologies, Research|