Regional focus

CTED, INTERPOL, and UNOCT host regional expert workshop on critical infrastructure

At a regional expert workshop on the protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks, participants raised several important challenges to effectively implement Security Council resolution 2341 (2017) related to this theme.

2019-02-07T17:32:53+00:00 Monday, 21 January 2019|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Regional focus|

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 [...]

2019-03-28T14:46:17+00:00 Tuesday, 11 December 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Regional focus|

CTED co-organizes third ICT and counter-terrorism dialogue in Asia

On 7 and 8 November 2018, the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) held a workshop related to information and communications technologies (ICT) and counter-terrorism, with a focus on Asia. Organized in Kuala Lumpur in cooperation with the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, [...]

CTED conducts focused visit to Australia

On 16-19 July 2018, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), acting on behalf of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, undertook a visit to Australia. Following the Committee’s initial assessment of July 2009, this was a focused visit concentrating on Australia’s implementation of Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2396 (2017), and other relevant Council [...]

Central Asian States reaffirm commitment to cooperation with United Nations in countering terrorism

Speaking at an open briefing of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, the five Member States of Central Asia reaffirmed their commitment to cooperation with the United Nations in countering terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. The open briefing was held at United Nations in New York, on 2 July 2018, in accordance with Security Council [...]

2018-07-09T11:45:31+00:00 Tuesday, 3 July 2018|Regional focus|

Open briefing of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on #CentralAsia

Central Asia is currently facing a host of security threats, including ongoing conflicts in nearby and neighbouring States, illicit drugs and arms trafficking, risks associated with large-scale labour migration abroad, and widespread reliance in the region on alternative money remittances. Unresolved disputes over State borders and natural resources continue to undermine regional cooperation, and border [...]

2018-08-10T12:02:38+00:00 Friday, 22 June 2018|Regional focus|

Counter-Terrorism Committee holds informal meeting on community engagement in Asia

The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) has established close, longstanding relationships with the Member States of Asia, with a strong emphasis on the promotion of regional cooperation to counter terrorism and violent extremism. Recent work in South and South-East Asia has included a focus on the role of community engagement in these efforts, both [...]

2018-06-19T09:28:32+00:00 Wednesday, 6 June 2018|Countering violent extremism, Regional focus|

CTC meeting regarding CTED’s work on community engagement to counter terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism in South and South-East Asia (closed)

The Counter-Terrorism Committee will hold an informal meeting to discuss the outcomes of the work undertaken in the period 2017-18 by the Member States of South and South-East Asia, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and its implementing partners to promote regional cooperation to counter terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism. Representatives of Member [...]

2018-05-21T10:17:34+00:00 Monday, 21 May 2018|Countering violent extremism, Regional focus|

Joint high-level consultations of UN counter-terrorism bodies in Tajikistan

On 3-4 May 2018, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) participated in a high-level international conference on Countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism. Held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, the conference was co-organized by the Government of Tajikistan, several United Nations bodies, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in [...]