Unanimously adopting resolution 2617 (2021), Security Council renews mandate of Counter-Terrorism Committee executive leadership for four years – world

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The Security Council, acting today under its written silence procedure, renewed the mandate of the Executive Directorate of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (DECT), the expert body that supports the anti-terrorism architecture of Nations United until December 31, 2025, with an interim review scheduled to take place in December 2023.

During a videoconference meeting on December 30, Abdou Abarry (Niger), President of the Council for the month of December, announced the unanimous adoption of resolution 2617 (2021) (to be published as document S / RES / 2617 (2021)), by which the Council renewed the mandate of the CTED as a special political mission under the leadership of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, which was established by resolution 1373 (2001), following of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

In this context, the Council underlined that a neutral and expert assessment of the implementation of resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014) and other relevant resolutions, is the essential function of the CTED. The analysis and recommendations resulting from these assessments are a valuable aid to Member States in identifying and addressing gaps in implementation and capacity.

In other words, the Council reaffirmed the essential role of CTED within the United Nations to identify and assess issues, trends and developments related to the implementation of resolution 1373 (2001), among other relevant resolutions. , and in cooperation with the Enforcement Office. Terrorism, to support the balanced implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. He called for redoubled efforts to face the evolving threat of foreign terrorist fighters and fight against terrorist travel, including through the collection, use and sharing of advance passenger information, data passenger records and biometrics; and the watchlisting of known or suspected terrorists. , and provide a report on the global implementation of these provisions by December 2022.

Recognizing the benefits of country visits, Council requested the CTED, within six months – and in consultation with the Counter-Terrorism Committee – to make recommendations on the implementation of its mandate, regarding effectiveness , the speed and impact of its country visits, assessments and recommendations on the counterterrorism policies and practices of member states.

The Council further requested the CTED to report to the Counter-Terrorism Committee by March 30, 2023 on the means to continue to strengthen its assessment process, in particular by considering targeted and targeted monitoring visits in addition to its Comprehensive assessments, using, where appropriate and taking into account CTED’s global mandate, a risk-based approach in response to evolving threats.

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