Border security

CTED and partners organize regional workshop to help practitioners in cross-border investigations

As criminals continue to exploit the Internet, social media, and messaging apps to advance their agendas, practitioners need improved skills and updated tools to access critical evidence and help bring terrorists to justice. In order to achieve this, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Terrorism Prevention Branch (UNODC/TPB), the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive [...]

2018-12-07T14:45:56+00:00 Monday, 12 November 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Border security|

Kenya and Ethiopia share cross-border peace initiative experiences on the margins of UNGA

On 1 October 2018, representatives from the Governments of Ethiopia and Kenya shared experiences from a cross-border peace initiative that aims to prevent violent extremism and conflict in border regions. Addressing the nexus between security and development bodies by focusing on resilience building, fighting marginalization, and emphasizing the role of youth and women, the [...]

High-level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies – Side event: United Nations Compendium of Recommended Practices for the Responsible Use and Sharing of Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism

Foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) and their travel continue to represent a considerable security threat for the international community. Detecting the cross-border movement of returning and relocating FTFs and their families from the conflict zones of Iraq and the Syrian Arab Republic is a considerable challenge for Member States’ border-management and security agencies. Some FTFs [...]

2018-06-29T15:35:09+00:00 Thursday, 14 June 2018|Border security|

CTED Executive Director attends meeting of ICAO Air Transport and Unlawful Interference Committees — signs cooperation arrangement

On 17 May 2018, the Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), Assistant Secretary-General Ms. Michèle Coninsx, attended a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Transport and Unlawful Interference Committees in Montreal. In her statement, Ms. Coninsx emphasized that many States continue to face significant challenges in their efforts [...]

2018-06-04T16:07:58+00:00 Friday, 18 May 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Border security|

CTED attends global biometrics conference

The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) attended the annual “ID @ Borders” Conference, held in Brussels on 18 and 19 April. Organized by the Biometrics Institute, the conference was attended by major stakeholders from around the world. Participants discussed the use of biometric technologies in various contexts, including at national borders. It was noted [...]

2018-04-20T14:43:44+00:00 Friday, 20 April 2018|Border security|

CTED visits INTERPOL headquarters

On 30 and 31 January 2018, CTED and INTERPOL held a two-day training session at INTERPOL Headquarters in Lyon (30-31 January) to familiarize INTERPOL experts with the provisions of the relevant Security Council resolutions on terrorism — especially their provisions on police cooperation. The training session also served to raise participants’ awareness of the [...]

2018-03-15T13:24:02+00:00 Friday, 2 February 2018|Border security, Law enforcement|

Consultant– Protection of critical Infrastructures against terrorist

Terms of reference Title:  Consultant Organizational Section/Unit:  Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate Duty Station:   New York Proposed period:  9 January 2018 to 16 January 2018 Actual work time:  6 months (extendable) Application deadline:  16 January 2018 1. Purpose of the assignment: Under the guidance of the CTED Border Management, Law Enforcement, (BMLE) Coordinator, the consultant [...]

2018-01-08T16:25:53+00:00 Monday, 8 January 2018|Border security, Law enforcement|

UN CTED attends ICAO’s first Aviation security symposium

From 12 to 14 September 2017, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) hosted a first ICAO Aviation security (AVSEC) symposium. Held at ICAO headquarters in Montreal, the three-day gathering promoted the work of ICAO, its Member States, and stakeholders in the area of aviation security. The symposium brought together AVSEC professionals from around the world [...]

2017-09-19T09:47:33+00:00 Monday, 18 September 2017|Border security|