Insights: Counter-Terrorism

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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
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    Briefing and Resolution on International Judicial Cooperation on Counter-Terrorism

    Tomorrow (12 December), Council members will hold a high-level briefing on international judicial cooperation on counter-terrorism. Justice ministers or attorneys-general of Council members have been invited to participate in the meeting, which will be chaired by Spanish Justice Minister Rafael...

    posted on SUN 11 DEC 2016
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    Open Arria-formula Meeting on Cybersecurity

    On Monday (28 November), Spain and Senegal are organising an open Arria-formula meeting on cybersecurity and international peace and security. The meeting will be chaired by Félix Sanz, Chairperson of Spain’s National Cybersecurity Council, and Ambassador Fodé Seck (Senegal). The...

    posted on WED 23 NOV 2016
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    Open Arria-Formula Meeting on Counter-Terrorism

    This afternoon (21 November), Ukraine is organising an open Arria-formula meeting on the protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks. The meeting will be chaired by Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine) and there will be three panelists: Sergiy Semochko, Head of...

    posted on MON 21 NOV 2016
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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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    Presidential Statement on Boko Haram ahead of Abuja Regional Security Summit

    Today (13 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on Boko Haram, ahead of tomorrow’s Regional Security Summit in Abuja. The US, in coordination with Senegal, circulated a draft text Wednesday afternoon, seeking comments by Thursday...

    posted on FRI 13 MAY 2016
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    Countering the narratives of terrorism: open debate and presidential statement

    Tomorrow (11 May), the Security Council will hold an open debate focusing on countering the narratives and ideologies of terrorism. The Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson; the Secretary-General of Al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy, Mohi El-Din Afifi; and the Vice President and...

    posted on TUE 10 MAY 2016
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    Joint Briefing by the Chairs of the Counter-Terrorism-Related Committees

    Tomorrow (4 May), the Security Council will receive a briefing from the chairs of its counter-terrorism-related committees. The briefers will be Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen (New Zealand), chair of the 1267/1989/2253 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (Da’esh)/Al-Qaida...

    posted on TUE 3 MAY 2016