Insights: Counter-Terrorism

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    Briefing and Resolution on Countering the Terrorist Threat to Civil Aviation

    Tomorrow (22 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting on countering the terrorist threat to civil aviation. The meeting is expected to emphasise the need for states to take measures both individually and collectively through the International Civil...

    posted on WED 21 SEP 2016
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    Meeting on the Potential for Complementarity between UN Counter-Terrorism Bodies and Peacekeeping Operations

    Tomorrow (24 June), the Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations will hold a meeting on the potential for complementarity between counter-terrorism bodies and peacekeeping operations. Renata Dwan, chief of the Policy and Best Practices Service of the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations...

    posted on THU 23 JUN 2016
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    Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Open Consultations on the Comprehensive Review of Resolution 1540

    Next week, from Monday (20 June) through Wednesday (22 June), the Security Council’s 1540 Committee will be hosting consultations on the comprehensive review of resolution 1540 with all UN member states, as well as invited international, regional and sub-regional organisations...

    posted on THU 16 JUN 2016
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    Wrap-Up Session on the Council’s Work in May

    Tomorrow morning (31 May), the Security Council will hold a public wrap-up session for the month of May. Egypt, Council president in May, has circulated a concept note describing the objectives of the meeting and suggesting issues that members may...

    posted on MON 30 MAY 2016
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    Meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

    Tomorrow (24 November), the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) is planning to hold a meeting open to the UN membership at large on the issue of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs). The meeting is expected to include presentations by members of a...

    posted on MON 23 NOV 2015
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    Adoption of a Resolution on Counter-Terrorism

    This afternoon (20 November), the Council is expected to put to a vote a draft produced by France condemning several attacks committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in recent months. The text was introduced to a...

    posted on FRI 20 NOV 2015
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    Open Debate: Peace and Security Challenges for Small Island Developing States

    Tomorrow morning (30 July), the Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the peace and security challenges facing small island developing states. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa, Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller of...

    posted on WED 29 JUL 2015
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    Adoption of Two Resolutions on Libya

    Tomorrow (27 March), the Security Council apppears to be ready to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 September 2015 and the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1970...

    posted on THU 26 MAR 2015
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    Ministerial Debate and Draft Presidential Statement on Iraq and the International Response to ISIS

    Tomorrow afternoon (19 September), US Secretary of State John Kerry will preside over a ministerial debate on Iraq. The debate is an initiative of the US, Council president for September, to demonstrate support for the new Iraqi government as well...

    posted on THU 18 SEP 2014
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    Adoption of Resolution on 1988 Taliban Sanctions Regime

    Tomorrow morning (17 June), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution making minor adjustments to the functioning of the 1988 Taliban sanctions regime. This adoption follows a review of the implementation of the sanctions regime, called for in...

    posted on MON 16 JUN 2014
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    Annual Meeting with Members of the AU PSC

    Tomorrow (6 June), members of the Security Council and members of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) will hold their eighth annual consultative meeting. Security Council members and PSC members have held joint meetings since 2007, alternating between their...

    posted on THU 5 JUN 2014
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    Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate: Mandate Renewal

    This afternoon (17 December), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) for four years. It seems that the draft resolution was circulated by the US to all the...

    posted on TUE 17 DEC 2013
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    Open Debate: Challenges of Combating Terrorism in Africa

    On Monday morning (13 May), at the initiative of Togo, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the challenges of combating terrorism in Africa. The meeting will be chaired by President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé of Togo,...

    posted on FRI 10 MAY 2013
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    High-Level Meeting on Counter-Terrorism

    Tomorrow (4 May), the Council is scheduled to hold a high-level event on counter-terrorism with a focus on strengthening international cooperation in the implementation of counter-terrorism obligations. The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, will preside and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will...

    posted on THU 3 MAY 2012
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    Insights on the Counter-Terrorism Subsidiary Bodies

    It seems the 1267 Committee (the Committee on sanctions against the Taliban and Al-Qaida) has deferred a decision on the first delisting request processed by the Office of the Ombudsperson, Kimberly Prost. The Committee met on Tuesday 10 May but...

    posted on FRI 13 MAY 2011