On Thursday, 7 April 2022, the Counter-Terrorism Committee and the 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee held a joint open briefing at United Nations Headquarters, New York, on “ISIL in Africa: nature of threat and responses”.  CTED/Vijai Singh

Strengthened Cooperation Between United Nations Counter-Terrorism Bodies


CTED’s major partners include other relevant Security Council subsidiary organs such as the 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee; the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004); and the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011). The work carried out in this context notably included the joint report of CTED and the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team pursuant to resolutions 1526 (2004) and 2253 (2015) concerning Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and the Taliban and associated individuals and entities on actions taken by Member States to disrupt terrorist financing, prepared pursuant to paragraph 37 of Council resolution 2462 (2019).  

Furthermore, the relevant Committees and their respective expert groups stepped up their regular joint consultations. The Executive Director held quarterly meetings with the Coordinator of the Analytical and Sanctions Monitoring Team, and the Coordinator of the Expert Group of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004). The quarterly updates that previously delivered by the Monitoring Team and CTED have evolved into tri-committee meetings, which also include the experts of the “1540 Committee” and involve all CTED staff to discuss latest information about various regions of concern and other counter-terrorism related issues. 


Partnership with United Nations bodies and international and regional organizations 


Security Council 1456 (2003) lays down the partnership between CTC, and now CTC/CTED, and other partners. Apart from the need to explore available technical assistance programs at those partners for CTED to facilitate the delivery of technical assistance, the partnership is also intended for advancing the relevant international standards related to counter-terrorism through the relevant Security Council resolutions. To such end, the Security Council has requested the CTC in 2003: 

“In monitoring the implementation of resolution 1373 (2001) to bear in mind all international best practices, codes and standards which are relevant to the implementation of resolution 1373 (2001), and underlines its support for the CTC’s approach in constructing a dialogue with each State on further action required to fully implement resolution 1373 (2001).” 

Today, CTED continues to develop new global networks and partnerships to further enhance the work of the Committee, including by: 

  •   Participating in conferences, national workshops, round-table discussions, Ministerial Meetings and working-group meetings organized by relevant stakeholders. 
  • Strengthening and expanding its engagement with civil society, including by organizing regular consultations with civil society, convening several multi-sectoral virtual discussions on, inter alia, PRR, safeguarding civic space when implementing CFT measures, masculinities in the context of counter-terrorism and CVE. 

  • Expanding its work with the private sector, including through Tech against Terrorism, in partnership with the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). In this context,  CTED and Tech against Terrorism organized a webinar on “Cooperation between the United Nations and smaller tech platforms in countering use of the Internet for terrorist purposes”. 

  • Strengthening its engagement with the research community via the GRN, including by co-organizing several events (e.g., a panel on “COVID-19 and Counter-Terrorism: Key Global Trends and Challenges” and a virtual round table on “Emerging trends in violent extremism conducive to terrorism: a focus on extreme-right wing terrorism”).  

  • Working with other United Nations agencies to support regional-level strategies developed by Member States and regional organizations that are relevant to CTED’s mandate (e.g., the LCBC Regional Stabilization Strategy (in particular its sub-strategy on SPRR)).


United Nations Office for Counter-Terrorism 


Since the adoption of resolution 2395 (2017), CTED intensified its cooperation with UNOCT and the other member entities of the Global Coordination Compact, acting in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Council (in particular the provisions of Council resolution 2395 (2017)) and the relevant provisions of the Global Strategy, with a view to promoting implementation of the four pillars of the Strategy and their corresponding measures. That cooperation included, inter alia, the following: 

  •   UNOCT Under-Secretary-General Voronkov and the CTED Executive Director continued to hold regular consultations, conduct joint high-level visits, and participate in international events and joint briefings to the Committee and the Council 
  • CTED continued to collaborate with UNOCT in defining priority regions and areas for the facilitation and delivery of technical assistance and capacity-building 

  • Continued collaboration on country visits (prior to the imposition of pandemic-related restrictions) and deep-dive follow-up missions to States 

  • Design and development of projects and programmes  

  • CTED actively worked with, and contributed to, the Global Coordination Compact Working Groups, serving as Chair of the Working Group on Border Management and Law Enforcement Relating to Counter-Terrorism; Co-Chair of the Working Group on National and Regional Counter-Terrorism Strategies; and Vice-Chair of the Working Groups on Criminal Justice, Legal Responses, and Countering the Financing of Terrorism; on Gender-Sensitive Approach to Preventing and Countering Terrorism; and on Resource Mobilization, and Monitoring and Evaluation.  

  • More than 600 recommendations stemming from the Committee’s country visits were added to the Global Portal of the Coordination Compact. Seventeen country visits reports were also added, with the consent of the Member States concerned.  

  • CTED continued to collaborate with UNOCT and Global Coordination Compact entities in developing initiatives to assist States to counter terrorist narratives. 

Here is more information on UNOCT and the Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact.


Key CTED partners include: 


Security Council 

General Assembly 

UN Departments 

Agencies, Funds and Programmes 

International Organizations 

Regional Organizations 



Latin America 

Europe and North America