Information and communication technologies

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

On 30 November 2018, CTED and the New York University (NYU) School of Professional Studies for Global Affairs organized a multi-stakeholder roundtable discussion on “Engagement with the private sector in promoting the use of technology for counter-terrorism purposes.” Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of CTED Michèle Coninsx speaking at the event.  In her [...]

2019-05-28T15:30:45+00:00 Friday, 30 November 2018|Information and communication technologies, Research|

Public-private efforts addressing terrorist content online – UNGA side event examines a year of progress and outlines what is next

Terrorist and violent extremist groups have become increasingly adept at exploiting information and communications technologies (ICT) — including the Internet and social media — to promote their ideologies and conduct their operations. No longer limited to the dissemination of propaganda and incitement of hatred, the abuse of ICT for terrorist purposes also includes recruitment [...]

2018-10-10T12:31:33+00:00 Friday, 28 September 2018|Information and communication technologies|

#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 [...]

Second Asia counter-terrorism workshop focused on information and communications technologies held in Bangkok

On 24 and 25 January 2018, a workshop on information and communications technologies (ICT) and counter-terrorism (CT) was held in Bangkok. Co-hosted by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and Thailand, this was the 2nd Asia ICT and CT Dialogue involving the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) with [...]

2018-03-05T11:33:56+00:00 Thursday, 1 February 2018|Information and communication technologies|

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea, CTED, and ICT4Peace launch next phase of Tech against terrorism

As technology develops, terrorists continue to adapt their strategies to exploit information and communications technologies (ICTs) to incite, recruit, fund, and plan terrorist acts. The Security Council recognizes this threat to both online and offline space and calls upon Member States to adopt measures to prevent and address it. As part of these efforts, on [...]

2017-12-01T14:08:54+00:00 Thursday, 30 November 2017|Information and communication technologies|

Official launch of Knowledge-sharing platform in support of the global tech industry tackling terrorist exploitation of the Internet

#KnowledgeSharingPlatform Member States continue to face a significant and growing threat from the abuse of information and communication technologies (ICT), in particular the Internet and social media, for terrorist purposes. In a number of resolutions, the Security Council recognizes this risk, and calls upon Member States to adopt necessary measures to prevent and address [...]

2018-06-09T15:27:56+00:00 Monday, 20 November 2017|Information and communication technologies|

CTED-initiated process results in High-Level meeting on preventing terrorist use of the Internet

On 20 September 2017, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom co-hosted a high-level United Nations meeting on Preventing terrorist use of the Internet. President Emmanuel Macron of France, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni of Italy, Prime Minister Theresa May of the UK, and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Google Kent Walker opened the meeting, [...]

2017-11-01T12:39:01+00:00 Thursday, 21 September 2017|Information and communication technologies|