Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee will hold special meeting in India focused on new and emerging technologies


Mindful of the increasing threat posed by the misuse of new and emerging technologies, the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) has decided to hold a special meeting on this theme, with the support of its Executive Directorate (CTED), in India on 29 October 2022.

The special meeting will specifically focus on three significant areas where emerging technologies are experiencing rapid development, growing use by Member States (including for security and counter-terrorism purposes), and increasing threat of abuse for terrorism purposes, namely (a) the Internet and social media, (b) terrorism financing, and (c) unmanned aerial systems (UAS).


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CTC’s 20th anniversary

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2021 marks the 20th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1373 which was unanimously adopted on 28 September 2001, in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. This landmark document established the basis of the Security Council’s future response to the terrorist threat. Resolution 1373 (2001) also established the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) as a subsidiary body of the Council, mandated to assess Member States’ compliance with the resolution’s provisions. Click here for more information.

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