Human rights

Press release: Heads of United Nations counter-terrorism bodies and Kenya renew joint commitment to address terrorism

(Nairobi, 31 July 2018) Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), and Ms. Michèle Coninsx, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), today concluded a joint visit to Kenya at the invitation of the Government. They were accompanied by Mr. Alexander Avanessov, Global Programme [...]

Press release: Heads of United Nations counter-terrorism bodies conclude joint visit to Nigeria

(Abuja, 26 July 2018) Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), and Ms. Michèle Coninsx, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), today concluded a joint visit to Nigeria at the invitation of the Government. They were accompanied by Mr. Alexander Avanessov, Global Programme [...]

CTED hosts roundtable discussion with leading human rights experts

On 24 July 2018, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) hosted a roundtable discussion with leading international and regional human rights experts. The gathering took place on the margins of the Eighth Inter-Mechanisms Meeting, which was held in New York on 23 July 2018. It was organized by the World Organisation Against Torture [...]

2018-08-01T12:25:25+00:00 Tuesday, 24 July 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Human rights|

#CTNarratives: Open meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee

On 29 May 2018, the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee held an open meeting on countering terrorist narratives and preventing terrorist use of the Internet. The aim was to encourage Member States to better align their efforts in the field of countering terrorist narratives with the framework and the guidelines contained in Security Council resolution [...]

Open meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on #CTNarratives

In May 2017, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2354, which directs the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), with the support of its Executive Directorate (CTED), to organize at least one open meeting annually to review global developments in countering terrorist narratives. It further requests the Committee and CTED to recommend ways for Member States [...]

Communications consultant – analysis of terrorist narratives

Background information – job specific The Security Council, in its presidential statement of 11 May 2016 (S/PRST/2016/6), requested the Counter-Terrorism Committee, in consultation with the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and other relevant United Nations bodies and international and regional organizations, as well as interested Member States, to “present a proposal to the Security Council [...]

2017-08-03T18:00:11+00:00 Thursday, 3 August 2017|Human rights, Countering violent extremism|

United Nations Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate visits the Republic of Paraguay

CTED Executive Director Mr. Laborde with the Minister of the Interior of Paraguay Mr. Sánchez. The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), acting on behalf of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee, conducted a follow-up visit to the Republic of Paraguay from 26 to 28 July 2017. The initial visit of the Committee took place [...]

Counter-Terrorism Committee submits proposal for comprehensive international framework to counter terrorist narratives

On 28 April 2017, the Counter-Terrorism Committee submitted its proposal for a comprehensive international framework to counter terrorist narratives to the Security Council. This was the outcome of a process that started on 11 May 2016, when the Security Council in its presidential statement (S/PRST/2016/6) requested its Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) to present a proposal, by [...]

Vacancy Announcement: Senior Communications Consultant – countering narratives

Background information – job specific The Security Council, in its presidential statement of 11 May 2016 (S/PRST/2016/6), requested the Counter-Terrorism Committee, in close consultations with the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and other relevant United Nations bodies and international and regional organizations, in particular the CTITF office, as well as interested Member States, to “present [...]

2017-01-27T12:31:18+00:00 Thursday, 26 January 2017|Human rights, Countering violent extremism|