Terrorism

  • On Wednesday (16 December), the US has organised a briefing on trafficking in persons in situations of conflict. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson will brief along with Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)....

  • Tomorrow (9 December), the Security Council will adopt a resolution initiated by Jordan on youth, peace and security which recognises the contribution of youth in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, and warns against the rise of radicalisation to violence...

  • 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...

  • 20 November 2015

    Adoption of a Resolution on Counter-Terrorism

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    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...

  • 20 October 2015

    Arria-Formula Meeting on Victims of Terrorism

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    Tomorrow morning (21 October), Spain and the US are cohosting an open Arria-formula meeting on victims of terrorism and their role in countering violent extremism. The Foreign Minister of Spain, José Manuel García-Margallo; Spain’s Interior Minister, Jorge Fernández Díaz and...

  • October 2015

    Counter-terrorism

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Council is expected to receive a briefing from Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen (New Zealand) as chair of the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.

  • Tomorrow (30 September), the Security Council is expected to hold an open debate on the settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa and countering the terrorist threat in the region. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is expected...

  • On Tuesday afternoon (9 September), the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee will hold an open briefing for member states on the role of women in countering terrorism and violent extremism. Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaité (Lithuania), who chairs the 1373 Committee, will preside. Assistant...

  • September 2015

    Counter-Terrorism

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, the Council is expected to hold a ministerial-level open debate on the settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa and countering the terrorist threat in the region. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to brief the Council and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is likely to preside. A presidential statement is expected as an outcome.

  • The Security Council’s 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) is expected to hold a special meeting in Madrid on 28 July with member states and international and regional organisations. The meeting is in keeping with the Council’s 19 November 2014 presidential statement,...

  • June 2015

    Counter-Terrorism

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Council is scheduled to receive the semi-annual briefing from the chairs of its counter-terrorism-related committees, possibly followed by a debate. The briefers will be Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen (New Zealand), chair of the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee; Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė (Lithuania), chair of the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC); and Ambassador Román Oyarzun (Spain), chair of the 1540 Committee, which focuses on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

  • Tomorrow (29 May), the Security Council will have a ministerial briefing, attended by interior ministers (or their equivalents), to discuss actions taken by member states to counter the flow of foreign terrorist fighters into conflict zones since the adoption of...

  • May 2015

    Counter-Terrorism

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council is scheduled to hold a briefing on the implementation of resolution 2178 on the growing threat of foreign terrorist fighters. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius is expected to preside and justice and interior ministers of Council have been invited to attend. Expected to brief on UN counter-terrorism efforts are the Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, and the chairs of the 1267/1989 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen (New Zealand), and the 1373 Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė (Lithuania). Secretary-General of INTERPOL Jürgen Stock will also brief the Council. The adoption of a presidential statement is the likely outcome.

  • On Monday afternoon (27 April), Security Council members Jordan and France have organised an Arria-formula meeting for all UN member states on the issue of combatting the destruction, smuggling and theft of cultural heritage. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and INTERPOL...

  • On Thursday 23 April, the Council is expected to convene a high-level open debate on “The role of youth in countering violent extremism and promoting peace,” which will be chaired by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdulla...