On 26 April 2019, the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), the ISIL (Da’esh)/Al-Qaida Committee, and the Taliban Committee will hold a special joint meeting on the nexus between international terrorism and organized crime.
In its presidential statement of 8 May 2018 (S/PRST/2018/9), the Security Council notes that “the nature and scope of the linkages between terrorism and transnational organized crime vary by context” and encourages “Member States, as well as international, regional, subregional organizations and forums to continue conducting research to better understand the nature and scope of the links that may exist between terrorists and transnational organized criminals”. Furthermore, the Council requests the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), the Committee pursuant to Council resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) and the Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) to hold a special joint meeting, within 12 months, on addressing the issue of the nexus between international terrorism and transnational organized crime. Building on the outcomes of an open briefing of the CTC held on 8 October 2018 looking at the links between terrorism and human trafficking, drug trafficking and arms smuggling, this joint special meeting will address regional specificities, as well as strategies, responses, and lessons learned in addressing the linkages, and underline the need for strengthened domestic, regional and international cooperation in that regard.
Taking place at United Nations Headquarters on Friday 26 April 2019 in Conference Room 2 from 10:00am to 6:00pm, the joint special meeting is open to Member and Observer States, members of the media including photographers with valid accreditation, United Nations staff and interns, UN entities, intergovernmental organizations, and specialized agencies, as well as invited guests with a valid UN grounds pass. The event will be webcast at http://webtv.un.org/.
The draft agenda of the joint special meeting can be accessed here.