Terrorism

  • Tomorrow (19 August), the Security Council is scheduled to hold a ministerial-level briefing on the Secretary-General’s 13th biannual strategic-level report on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh) under the agenda item...

  • Tomorrow (11 August), Security Council members will hold a virtual Arria-formula meeting on “humanitarian action: overcoming challenges in situations of armed conflict and counter-terrorism operations”. The meeting is being organised by Kenya. The expected briefers are Raffi Gregorian, Deputy to...

  • August 2021

    Counter-Terrorism

    Monthly Forecast

    Expected Council Action  In August, the Security Council is expected to receive briefings from Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov, the head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), and Assistant Secretary-General Michèle Coninsx, the Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), on the Secretary-General’s 13th strategic-level report on...

  • Tomorrow (28 July), Security Council members will hold a virtual Arria-formula meeting on “preventing terrorism and violent extremism through tackling gender stereotypes, masculinities, and structural gender inequality”. The meeting is being organised by Mexico in cooperation with Estonia, Norway, the...

  • Tomorrow (16 June), Security Council members will hold a virtual Arria-formula meeting on “the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international efforts to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism”. The meeting is being organised by Tunisia in cooperation with...

  • 9 February 2021

    Counter-Terrorism: Videoconference Briefing

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    Tomorrow (10 February), Security Council members are scheduled to hold a videoconference briefing on the Secretary-General’s 12th biannual strategic-level report (S/2021/98) on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh) under the agenda...

  • February 2021

    Counter-Terrorism

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, the Security Council is expected to receive briefings by Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov, the head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), and Assistant Secretary-General Michèle Coninsx, the Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) on the Secretary-General’s 12th strategic-level report on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh).

  • Tomorrow morning (12 January) at 8:30 am, the Security Council is holding a ministerial-level open videoconference (VTC) debate on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, focusing on international cooperation in combating terrorism 20 years after the...

  • Yesterday (29 December) the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2560, which focuses on the work of the 1267/1989/2253 Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee and its Monitoring Team. A key theme of the...

  • January 2021

    Counter-Terrorism

    Monthly Forecast

    As president of the Security Council in January 2021, Tunisia is organising a debate on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, focusing on international cooperation in combating terrorism. The debate is intended to commemorate 20 years since the adoption of resolution 1373 in 2001, that among other things, placed barriers on the movement, organisation and fund-raising activities of terrorist groups and their supporters and established the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC). A presidential statement is a possible outcome.

  • 20 November 2020

    Counter-Terrorism Briefings

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    On Monday (23 November), Security Council members are scheduled to receive the annual briefing (via videoconference) from the chairs of its counter-terrorism-related committees: Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani (Indonesia), chair of the 1267/1989/2253 Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)...

  • 30 August 2020

    Counter-Terrorism: Vote on Draft Resolution*

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    Tomorrow afternoon (31 August), the Security Council president (Indonesia) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a draft resolution on the prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration (PRR) of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs), initiated by Indonesia. Counter-terrorism is one...

  • 23 August 2020

    Counter-Terrorism: Open VTC

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    Tomorrow morning (24 August), Security Council members are scheduled to hold an open VTC on the Secretary-General’s 11th biannual strategic-level report (S/2020/774) on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh) under the...

  • Tomorrow morning (6 August), the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate titled “Addressing the Issue of Linkages between Terrorism and Organised Crime” under the agenda item “Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts”. The...

  • August 2020

    Counter-Terrorism

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, the Security Council is expected to hold two meetings on counter-terrorism issues. Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov, the head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), and Assistant Secretary-General Michèle Coninsx, the Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), are expected to brief the Council on the Secretary-General’s 11th strategic-level report on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh). Then, during a high-level open debate, Voronkov and the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Under-Secretary-General Ghada Waly, are expected to brief the Council on a joint report by the UNOCT and UNODC on the linkages between terrorism and organised crime. If the measures implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are still in place, the meetings are likely to be held as open videoconferences.