Academia is an important partner of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Executive Directorate (CTED).
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.
Ensure that all FTF-related offences in resolutions 2178 (2014) & 1373 (2001) are criminalized in national legislation. Review national legislation to allow for collection & use of evidence, incl. through ICT
Foreign Terrorist Fighters are “individuals who travel to a State other than their States of residence or nationality for the purpose of the perpetration, planning, or preparation of, or participation in, terrorist acts or the providing or receiving of terrorist training, including in connection with armed conflict”
5 Member States have officially acknowledged having 1000+ FTFs.
MEDIA ADVISORY: ASG AND CTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LABORDE TO BRIEF MEDIA ON THIRD REPORT ON FOREIGN TERRORIST FIGHTERS
On Friday 26 February 2016, Mr. Jean-Paul Laborde, Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), will be a guest at the Secretary-General’s Spokesperson’s noon briefing. ASG Laborde will brief members of the media on the third in a series of reports adopted by the Security Council on [...]