The United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee
Guided by Security Council resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1624 (2005), the CTC works to bolster the ability of United Nations Member States to prevent terrorist acts both within their borders and across regions. It was established in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States.
The CTC is assisted by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), which carries out the policy decisions of the Committee, conducts expert assessments of each Member State and facilitates counter-terrorism technical assistance to countries.
14 May 2020 – Three years ago, the United Nations estimated that over 40,000 foreign terrorist fighters from more than 110 countries may have travelled to join terrorist groups in the Syrian Arab Republic and Iraq.
29 April 2020 – The United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) published a new Analytical Brief on “Countering Terrorist Narratives Online and Offline.” Terrorist narratives are designed to achieve multiple strategic communications objectives and target several types of audience, which range from those unaware of the underlying terrorist ideology to devout ideological adherents seeking avenues for engagement in violent activity. Terrorists have continued to use both large [...]
1 April 2020 – The United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) published a new Trends Alert called “Member States Concerned By The Growing and Increasingly Transnational Threat of Extreme Right-Wing Terrorism.” Member States have alerted CTED to their increasing concern at the growing and increasingly transnational threat posed by extreme right-wing terrorism. With research indicating a 320% rise in terrorist attacks by groups or individuals affiliated with such [...]
6 March 2020 – Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) Michèle Coninsx, and Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) conducted joint high-level consultations with the Government of the Philippines in Manila from 1 to 3 March 2020. The high-level visit aimed to, inter alia, learn about the current and evolving terrorist threat, identify progress made in implementing the United [...]