Africa

S/2017/97 – Fourth report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat

In adopting its resolution 2253 (2015), the Security Council expressed its determination to address the threat posed to international peace and security by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da’esh)1 and associated individuals and groups, and emphasized the importance of cutting off its access to funds and preventing it from planning and facilitating attacks. In paragraph 97 of the resolution, the Council requested that I provide an initial strategic-level report, followed by updates every four months thereafter.

2017-06-07T12:15:27+00:00 Thursday, 2 February 2017|Foreign terrorist fighters|

Taking Counter-financing of Terrorism Forward: Strengthening States’ Capacities And International and Regional Cooperation Dr. Abdullahi Shehu Director General Inter-governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA)

In my remarks to this assembly last year regarding the implementation of UNSCR 1373 in the West African region, I indicated that experts have reported that Al-Qaeda has sleeper cells in several West African countries including Senegal and Guinea- Bissau and representatives of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which has its roots in Mali were working in silence, recruiting and doing field work1.

2017-01-26T09:31:52+00:00 Tuesday, 11 October 2016|Terrorism financing|