NATO and the United Nations mark continued cooperation against terrorism


On 6 May 2019, a high-level delegation of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Executive Directorate visited NATO Headquarters in Brussels to discuss the latest emerging threats of terrorism, foreign terrorist fighters and returnees, as well as possible areas for enhancing cooperation.

Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Chair of the Counter Terrorism Committee, or CTC) and Michele Coninsx (Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, or CTED), accompanied by CTED’s Chief of Section for Europe, Middle East and Central Asia, A.E. Seif El-Dawla, briefed NATO diplomatic representatives and officials, including Dr. Antonio Missiroli (Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges), Robert Weaver (Deputy Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges) and James Appathurai (Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy).

They highlighted lessons learned from more than 150 assessment field visits, as well as UN tools and guidelines that aim at supporting the efforts of member states and international partners in addressing challenges related to countering terrorism. They recalled the Counter-Terrorism Committee special meetings held with representatives of member states, UN partners and international organizations on relevant UN Security Council resolutions, including the Addendum to the Madrid Guiding Principles on stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters and returnees.

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Source: UN CTED