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Counter-Terrorism Committee

President: Samuel Ortíz Delgado


Topic A) Actions to reduce the financial support to the terrorist organization Da’esh in the Gulf of Guinea, with emphasis on human trafficking as an illicit source of revenue.

Topic B) Strategies to reduce explosive, suicide, and firearms attacks under the Taliban regime in the Kabul region of Afghanistan, with emphasis on attacks against minorities and civilians.

Background and powers of the committee

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, against the United States of America, the Security Council adopted resolution 1373, which dictated the establishment of a purely counter-terrorist organism, which is the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC). The Committee is organized by an Executive Directorate (CTED) and is composed of 193 member states. The goal of the CTC is to monitor the member states’ efforts in carrying out resolution 1373, which consists of a series of measures agreed upon by the Security Council in hopes to scourge the threat of terrorism. The activities of the committee are oriented towards assessing the efforts of member states on their counter-terrorism practices, as well as providing financial and strategic tools to combat terrorism.



The Counter-Terrorism Committee aims to uphold the purpose for which it was created and performs the following:

  • Accesses, monitors, and shares advanced passenger data, including but not limited to names and biometrics, as well as the watch list of known or suspected terrorists.

  • Collects battlefield evidence from the military forces of member states.

  • Freezes any economic assets of people who, under serious and credible evidence, are suspected or known to participate directly or indirectly in the commission of acts of terror.

  • Provides advice on the best legal practices to member states regarding the criminalization of incitement to commit acts of terror, denial of a safe haven for credible suspects of such conduct, and strengthening national borders.

  • Through the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, provides bases for international cooperation in the management of borders related to counter-terrorism.

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