New CTED Trends Report stresses challenges stemming from returning and relocating foreign terrorist fighters

The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) today issued its latest Trends Report.1 Titled “The Challenge of Returning and Relocating Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Research Perspectives,” the report outlines a number of issues United Nations Member States are facing related to foreign terrorist fighters. The current wave of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) shows clear differences compared to [...]

2018-04-11T10:23:23+00:00 Wednesday, 11 April 2018|Foreign terrorist fighters, Research|

Counter-Terrorism Committee holds second open meeting with Global Research Network on #TerrorismTrends

In an effort to enhance its analytical capacity and its engagement with the research community, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) in February 2015 launched the Global Counter-Terrorism Research Network. The network currently consists of over 100 leading think tanks and research institutions from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, and Oceania. [...]

2017-11-27T15:39:32+00:00 Friday, 17 November 2017|Research|

Save the date: 16 November 2017 – second open meeting with Global Research Network (GRN) partners

The UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) will be holding its second open meeting with Global Research Network (GRN) partners on the latest trends in terrorism and counter-terrorism at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, on 16 November 2017, at 3.00 p.m., in Conference room 4. The open meeting, which will include a panel [...]

2017-11-15T14:03:32+00:00 Thursday, 5 October 2017|Research|

CTED presents first trends report – on the protection of critical infrastructure

In a dedicated debate, the Security Council on 13 February 2017 called upon Member States to address the risk of terrorist attacks against critical infrastructure. Through its resolution 2341, adopted on the same date, the Council directs its Counter-Terrorism Committee, with the support of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), to examine Member States’ [...]

2018-06-13T13:36:33+00:00 Monday, 20 March 2017|Research|

CTED trends report: Physical protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks

The physical protection of critical infrastructure can prevent the commission of high-impact terrorist attacks. Moreover, the immediate response to a terrorist attack against critical infrastructure can prevent the “cascading” effects frequently associated with such attacks. The Committee has held two open briefings on these matters: (i) an open briefing on “Protection of Critical Infrastructure in Tourism”, held on 12 June 2014,2 and (ii) an open briefing on “Strengthening Emergency Responses in the Aftermath of Terrorist Incidents”, held on 16 June 2015.3 On 21 November 2016, the Security Council held an “Arria Formula” meeting on the “Protection of Critical Infrastructure against Terrorist Attacks”, initiated by the delegation of Ukraine, at which Member States presented their concerns and views on key aspects of this topic.

2018-06-13T13:34:03+00:00 Wednesday, 8 March 2017|Research|