Role of women

Press release: Heads of United Nations counter-terrorism bodies and Kenya renew joint commitment to address terrorism

(Nairobi, 31 July 2018) Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), and Ms. Michèle Coninsx, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), today concluded a joint visit to Kenya at the invitation of the Government. They were accompanied by Mr. Alexander Avanessov, Global Programme [...]

CTED and UN Women host research symposium on gender and terrorism

On 18 July 2018, CTED and UN Women hosted a symposium on gender-sensitive research and the collection of data on factors underlying the radicalization of women to terrorism. The discussions also focused on the impact of counter-terrorism strategies on women’s human rights and women’s organizations, with a view to developing targeted and evidence-based policy [...]

2018-08-08T16:20:34+00:00 Wednesday, 18 July 2018|International, regional, and subregional cooperation, Role of women|

CTED conducts focused visit to New Zealand

On 11-13 July 2018, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), acting on behalf of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, undertook a visit to New Zealand. Following the Committee’s initial assessment of July 2009, this was a focused visit concentrating on New Zealand’s implementation of Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014), 2396 (2017), and [...]

CTED Executive Director participates in CSW62 #WomenAgainstTerrorism event

“Gender-blind counter-terrorism policies and practices have the potential of not only being ineffective, but to also negatively impact women and girls’ rights.” This was one of the key messages pronounced by Michèle Coninsx, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), in an event during the 62nd Commission on the [...]

2018-03-16T10:04:33+00:00 Monday, 12 March 2018|Role of women|

CTED and UN Women partner in countering violent extremism in South and South-East Asia

South and South-East Asia are among the world’s regions most severely affected by the threats of terrorism and violent extremism, with South Asia often cited as the second most impacted region in the world. The Security Council has stressed that these threats can best be countered by a comprehensive, whole-of-society approach that seeks to [...]

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 [...]

UN Women and CTED jointly brief Security Council Committee on gender dimension in counter-terrorism efforts

On 30 March 2017, the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) received a joint briefing from its Executive Directorate (CTED) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, or UN Women. The briefing focused on efforts to advance the implementation of Security Council resolution 2242 (2015) in the context of [...]

2017-04-10T15:27:16+00:00 Friday, 31 March 2017|Role of women|

Understanding Foreign Terrorist Fighters demographics: women and girls

The rising number of women foreign terrorist fighters requires that States place a greater focus on the gender aspect of terrorism. Several States have increased awareness of the role that women have in preventing, promoting, and participating in terrorist acts. More emphasis should be placed on strategies to counter terrorism, and promote women's participation and empowerment, including in policymaking and law enforcement roles.

2016-10-26T11:20:25+00:00 Friday, 27 May 2016|Foreign terrorist fighters, Role of women|