Counter-Terrorism

  • An Arria-formula meeting on the impact of unilateral coercive measures (UCMs) on global counter-terrorism efforts, which Russia initially intended to convene today (20 February), has been postponed to an undetermined date.* The expected briefers are Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism and Head...

  • Tomorrow afternoon (15 February), the Security Council will convene for a briefing on the Secretary-General’s 18th biannual strategic-level report on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) to international peace and security. Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism and Head of...

  • 6 December 2023

    Open Debate on Transnational Organised Crime*

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    Tomorrow morning (7 December), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on “Transnational organized crime, growing challenges and new threats” under the “Threats to international peace and security” agenda item. President Daniel Noboa of Ecuador will chair the...

  • December 2023

    Transnational Organised Crime

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    In December, the Security Council plans to convene an open debate on “Transnational organised crime, growing challenges and new threats” under the “Threats to international peace and security” agenda item.

  • Tomorrow morning (15 November), the Security Council will convene for the annual open briefing on the work of its counter-terrorism-related committees. The expected briefers are Ambassador Vanessa Frazier (Malta), chair of the 1267/1989/2253 Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant...

  • Tomorrow morning (25 August), the Security Council will convene for a briefing on the Secretary-General’s 17th biannual strategic-level report on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) to international peace and security. Under-Secretary-General for...

  • On Monday (26 June), there will be an Arria-formula meeting on “Enhancing the capacities of member states to ensure a gender responsive approach to counter-terrorism”. The meeting was organised by Malta and co-sponsored by Costa Rica, Jordan, Mexico, Mozambique, New...

  • 27 March 2023

    Counter-Terrorism: High-level Debate

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    Tomorrow (28 March), the Security Council will convene for a high-level debate on “Countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism conducive to terrorism by strengthening cooperation between the UN and regional organisations and mechanisms” under the agenda item “Threats to international...

  • March 2023

    Counter-Terrorism

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    In March, Mozambique is organising a high-level debate on “Countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism by strengthening cooperation between the UN and regional organisations and mechanisms”. The debate, which is expected to have a particular focus on cooperation between the UN and regional organisations and mechanisms in Africa, will be one of the signature events of Mozambique’s presidency.

  • Tomorrow afternoon (9 February), the Security Council will convene for a briefing on the Secretary-General’s 16th biannual strategic-level report (S/2023/76) on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) to international peace and security. Under-Secretary-General...

  • This morning (15 December), the Security Council convened for a high-level briefing on “Global counter-terrorism approach–-principles and the way forward”. India’s Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, chaired the meeting, which was one of the signature events of India’s presidency....

  • December 2022

    Counter-Terrorism

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    In December, India is organising a high-level briefing on “Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts: global approach to counter-terrorism—challenges and way forward”. The briefing is one of the signature events of India’s presidency. Under-Secretary-General and head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) Vladimir Voronkov and Acting Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) Weixiong Chen are expected to brief. It appears that India may pursue a presidential statement in connection with the meeting.

  • Tomorrow (23 November), the Security Council is scheduled to receive its annual briefing from the chairs of its counter-terrorism-related committees: Ambassador Trine Heimerback (Norway), the chair of the 1267/1989/2253 Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) and Al-Qaeda Sanctions...

  • November 2022

    Counter-Terrorism

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    In November, Ghana is organising a high-level debate on “Counter-terrorism in Africa— an imperative for peace, security, and development”. The debate will be one of the signature events of Ghana’s presidency. AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, President of the European Council Charles Michel and a representative of civil society are expected to brief. No formal outcome is anticipated. The Council is also scheduled to receive its annual briefing from the chairs of its counter-terrorism committees: Ambassador Trine Heimerback (Norway), chair of the 1267/1989/2253 Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) and Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee; Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj (India), chair of the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC); and Ambassador Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez (Mexico), chair of the 1540 Committee.

  • Tomorrow (6 October), the Security Council will convene for a debate on “Strengthening the fight against the financing of armed groups and terrorists through the illicit trafficking of natural resources” under the agenda item “Peace and security in Africa”. The...