UN Security Council extends mandate of Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate CTED for four years
The United Nations Security Council has extended the mandate of the Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) until 31 December 2025. CTED is an expert entity that supports the UN counter-terrorism structure.
At its meeting held on 30 December 2020, the President of the Council, announced the unanimous adoption of resolution 2617 (2021), by which the Council renewed the mandate of the CTED as a special political mission under the guidance of the Counter-Terrorism Committee.
The Council emphasized that the primary function of the CTED was to provide a neutral and expert assessment of the implementation of resolutions no: 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014) and other relevant resolutions. On the basis of CTED's opinions, analyses and recommendations are produced, which provide invaluable assistance to Member States.
In December 2019. CTED examined the alignment of Polish legislation with the requirements related to related to the UN Security Council resolutions on counter-terrorism binding our country. To this end, CTED held meetings with central and supreme public authorities, as well as held consultations with experts from the bodies of the Polish counter-terrorism system, including representatives of the of The Terrorism Prevention Centre of Excellence of the Internal Security Agency. As a result of the above, Poland positively passed the verification of the Commission for Combating Terrorism / Executive Directorate of the Committee for Combating Terrorism.