Comprehensive and Integrated Counter-Terrorism Strategies
In its resolutions 1963 (2010), 2129 (2013) and 2395 (2017), the Security Council encourages Member States to consider developing comprehensive and integrated national counter-terrorism strategies and effective mechanisms to implement them that include attention to the conditions conducive to terrorism, in accordance with their obligations under international law, and encourages further CTED to, inter alia, cooperate with Member States and international, regional, and subregional organizations, and other relevant partners, upon request, to assess and advise on formulating comprehensive and integrated national and regional counter-terrorism strategies and the mechanisms to implement them.
Pursuant to paragraph 6 of Security Council resolution 1963 (2010) and paragraph 18 of Security Council resolution 2129 (2013), CTED is requested to engage in a dialogue with Member States aimed at advising them, as appropriate, on the development of comprehensive and integrated national counter-terrorism strategies and the introduction of implementing mechanisms that include attention to the factors that lead to terrorist activities. Terrorists are increasingly able to bypass law-enforcement measures and employ other methods, such as recruitment via the Internet and social media. This poses significant challenges to law enforcement and increases the overall threat.
States are therefore encouraged to consider, as part of their national strategies, measures to strengthen the resilience of the population through a balanced, multidisciplinary and holistic approach that integrates law-enforcement measures and measures to address the socio-economic, political, educational, developmental, human rights, gender and rule-of-law dimensions.