Special meeting of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee on Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms

Member States continue to face a significant and growing threat from the abuse of information and communication technologies (ICT), in particular the Internet and social media, for terrorist purposes. In a number of resolutions, the Security Council recognizes this risk, and calls upon Member States to adopt necessary measures to prevent and address the threat this represents.

In its Presidential Statement in May 2016 (S/PRST/2016/6), the Security Council requested its Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) to present a proposal for a comprehensive international framework with recommended guidelines and good practices to effectively counter the ways in which terrorist groups use their narratives to encourage, motivate, and recruit others to commit terrorist acts. As part of this work, and following on other initiatives, the Counter-Terrorism Committee will organize a special meeting on “Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms.” Taking place at United Nations headquarters on Thursday 1 December 2016 in Conference room 4, the 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 webtv.un.org.

The special meeting will be preceded by a series of preparatory technical sessions, organized by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) on Wednesday 30 November and in the morning of Thursday 1 December.

Additional details can be found below. More information about the special meeting on a similar theme held in December 2015 can be found here.

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Documents

Concept note

Agenda, technical meeting

Agenda, CTC special meeting

ICT4Peace report – Private sector engagement in responding to the use of the Internet and ICT for terrorist purposes


Presentations

2016-11-30-Session I 30 Nov – Arije Antinori, European Counter-Terrorism Centre (ECTC)

2016-11-30-Session I 30 Nov – V.S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland

2016-11-30 – Vidia Arianti, ICPVTR

2016-11-30-Session V 30 Nov – Maxim Grigoryev, The Foundation for the Study of Democracy

2016-12-01-Session I 1 Dec – Rafal Rohozinski, CEO and Chief Innovation Officer at SecDev Group, ICT4Peace

2016-12-01-Session V 1 Dec – Dr. Mahmoud Nagah Ahmed Farag Khalaf, Al-Azhar Observer

Speech By Jan Kleijssen Director Information Society and Action against Crime Directorate Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law – DGI Council of Europe

Contribution de Mme Patricia Herdt, Représentante permanente a.i.
de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) auprès des Nations Unies

“International Cooperation and Public-Private Partnership while Respecting International Human Rights” A Speech Delivered by: Dr. Reham Abdullah Salamah


Media coverage

Related media coverage

Special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee: Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms (1 December 2016: Session III)

Special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee: Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms (1 December 2016: Session II)

Special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee: Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms (1 December 2016: Session I)

CTED-organized meeting: Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms (1 December 2016: Session V)

CTED-organized meeting: Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms (30 November 2016: Session IV)

CTED-organized meeting: Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms (30 November 2016: Session III)

CTED-organized meeting: Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms (30 November 2016: Session II)

CTED-organized meeting: Preventing the exploitation of information and communication technologies (ICT) for terrorist purposes, while respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms (30 November 2016: Session I)

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