Insights: Counter-Terrorism

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    Arria-formula Meeting on Synergies between the UN and Regional and Subregional Organisations in Addressing Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime*

    On Monday (9 April), Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “Enhancing synergies between the United Nations and regional and subregional organisations to address the nexus between terrorism and transnational organised crime”. The meeting is open to member states,...

    posted on FRI 6 APR 2018
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    Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Resolution

    Tomorrow (21 December), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) and returnees. The draft resolution, drafted by the US, is a follow up to resolution 2178 on FTFs, adopted on 24 September 2014...

    posted on WED 20 DEC 2017
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    Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate: Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (21 December), the Council is set to renew the mandate of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), the Secretariat body that assists the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC). CTED’S mandate is due to expire at the end of the year. CTED...

    posted on WED 20 DEC 2017
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    Counter-Terrorism: Aviation Security

    Tomorrow (27 September), the Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), Ambassador Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt), and the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Fang Liu, will brief the Council on security in civil aviation. The option of...

    posted on TUE 26 SEP 2017
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    Ministerial Meeting on the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Today (21 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level briefing on the threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and their delivery systems. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, is expected to brief. The...

    posted on THU 21 SEP 2017
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    ISIL (Da’esh) Accountability: Vote on Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow (21 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on accountability for crimes committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also known as Da’esh, on the territory of Iraq. The UK, the penholder...

    posted on WED 20 SEP 2017
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    Preventing Terrorists from Acquiring Weapons – Briefing and Resolution*

    Tomorrow (2 August), the Council will hold a briefing on “threats to international peace and security: Preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons”. The briefers are expected to be Deputy Director of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED)...

    posted on TUE 1 AUG 2017
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    Resolution on ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions Regime Adopted Today

    Today (20 July), the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2368 renewing and updating the 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions regime. The resolution is an update to resolution 2253, which was adopted on 17 December 2015 and decided that the...

    posted on THU 20 JUL 2017
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    Open Debate on Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    At the initiative of Bolivia, the Security Council will hold an open debate tomorrow (28 June) on “the global effort to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by non-state actors.” It will focus on the implementation of resolution...

    posted on TUE 27 JUN 2017
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    Arria-formula Meeting: Preventing Terrorism and Violent Extremism in the Horn of Africa

    Today (22 June), Council members are scheduled to hold an Arria-formula meeting on “preventing terrorism and violent extremism in the Horn of Africa: Enhancing partnership for regional efforts.” The meeting is co-hosted by Ethiopia and Italy with the Intergovernmental Authority...

    posted on THU 22 JUN 2017
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    Resolution on International Framework on Countering Narratives of Terrorist Groups

    On Wednesday (24 May), the Security Council will adopt a resolution on a comprehensive international framework on countering the narratives of terrorist groups. The resolution is a follow-up to an Egyptian initiative which started with a debate on countering the...

    posted on MON 22 MAY 2017
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    Briefing and Draft Resolution on Protection of Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflicts

    On Friday morning (24 March), the Security Council will hold a briefing and will vote on a draft resolution on the protection of cultural heritage in the event of armed conflicts. Briefings are expected from Irina Bokova, Director-General of the...

    posted on THU 23 MAR 2017
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    Open Debate and Draft Resolution on Protection of Critical Infrastructure against Terrorist Attacks

    On Monday (13 February), the Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks. The session will be chaired by Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and is a follow-up to the 21 November...

    posted on SAT 11 FEB 2017
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    Briefing on the Evolution of the ISIL Threat

    Tomorrow (7 February), the Security Council will be briefed by Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, on UN counter-terrorism efforts in support of member states against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), followed by consultations. The briefing...

    posted on MON 6 FEB 2017
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    Open Debate and Resolution on Human Trafficking

    Tomorrow (20 December), the Security Council will convene for a ministerial-level open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations, organised by Spain. The meeting will be chaired by Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy Brey. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Executive Director...

    posted on MON 19 DEC 2016