UN Security Council Adopts Two Resolutions on Counter-Terrorism

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Friday, January 12, 2018

On December 21, 2017, the United Nations Security Council adopted two resolutions addressing various aspects of counter-terrorism.

The first resolution concerns foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) connected to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), the Nusrah Front (ANF) and other cells, affiliates, splinter groups or derivatives. The Council, along with many experts in security cricles, are increasingly concerned about FTFs returning to their home countries to foster radicalization and attacks on soft targets. The Council urged Member States to step up implementation of resolution 2178 (2014) and to strengthen their efforts to stem the threat through measures related to border control, criminal justice, information‑sharing and counter‑extremism.