International, regional, and subregional cooperation

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

On 27 December 2018, the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) formally adopted Addenda 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 [...]

2018-12-21T13:12:47+00:00 Tuesday, 11 December 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Regional focus|

CTED & ICDPPC side event to CTC special meeting – Privacy and data-protection considerations: 13 December at 08:45am

UN Member States are required to effectively combat terrorism while adequately protecting privacy. Over the last 17 years, the Security Council has developed an extensive counter-terrorism framework through the adoption of numerous resolutions, many of which address areas of interest to data-protection authorities. Resolution 2396 (2017) on returning and relocating foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) [...]

2018-12-13T12:20:53+00:00 Saturday, 8 December 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation|

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 [...]