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|

CTED and ICT4Peace host U.S. launch of Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism in San Francisco

(NEW YORK / SAN FRANCISCO) On 1 August 2017, the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and partners ICT4Peace are hosting the U.S. launch of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) in San Francisco. In many States, terrorists' use of Internet technologies is a headline issue. In the wake of recent terrorist [...]

2017-08-01T16:21:15+00:00 Tuesday, 1 August 2017|Information and communication technologies|

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) welcomes major private sector initiative to counter terrorism online

Today 26 June 2017, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube announced the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, an initiative to make their hosted consumer services hostile to terrorists and violent extremists. "I welcome this major initiative, which elevates our existing private-public partnership with these and other companies," said United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Jean-Paul Laborde, [...]

2017-06-28T15:22:24+00:00 Monday, 26 June 2017|Countering violent extremism, Information and communication technologies|

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 [...]

Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office of Japan visits CTED

On 21 April 2017, the Head of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) received a courtesy visit from a Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office of Japan. Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director Mr. Jean-Paul Laborde of CTED met Mr. William Hiroyuki Saito, who advises the Japanese Government on cyber security issues. In their meeting, Mr. [...]

2017-05-11T10:50:33+00:00 Friday, 21 April 2017|Information and communication technologies|

CTED conducts follow-up visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina

On behalf of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, CTED conducted a three-day follow-up visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 18 to 20 April 2017, to discuss its progress in implementing Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005) and  Council resolution 2178 (2014), on stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). The discussions with the Government [...]

Launch of “Tech Against Terrorism” — a partnership between technology companies, governments, and UN CTED

(BRUSSELS) Technology can be used for good or for malicious purposes. Information and communications technologies (ICT) used for terrorist activities are often indistinguishable from regular usage. Also cross-border complexities of the Internet make addressing related issues challenging, particularly in the area of terrorist content. "Tech Against Terrorism" is a new initiative launched on the [...]

2017-04-04T11:54:45+00:00 Friday, 31 March 2017|Information and communication technologies|

ICT Policy Expert

Background information – job specific Following from a UN Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC) request to the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) to further study the role of the private sector and self-regulation in preventing and countering the use of Information Communications Technologies (ICT), in particular the internet and social media, for terrorist purposes, [...]

2017-04-10T12:02:25+00:00 Monday, 27 March 2017|Information and communication technologies|