January 13, 2022

Securing the Future Initiative Virtual Roundtable Discussion – Assessing the UN Security Council’s Efforts to Counter Terrorism

On January 13, 2022, The Soufan Center was proud to support a virtual roundtable hosted by the Securing the Future Initiative (SFI), in cooperation with the RESOLVE Network, that gathered nearly 40 researchers from across the globe to consider the role and impact of the UN Security Council (UNSC) in addressing terrorist threats over the past two decades and how to best position its work in this area moving forward. Participants focused on the successes and shortcomings, as well as the impacts, of Security Council counterterrorism efforts since its adoption of Resolution 1373 in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

The meeting was one of a series of roundtable discussions that will inform the project’s ongoing research and analysis. This event also set the stage for a series of thematic, regional and/or country-focused research briefs on the role and impact of the Security Council in addressing the threat of terrorism over the past 20 years to be commissioned as part of the SFI project. The exchange was part of a wider effort to ensure that the SFI’s findings, which it will deliver in Fall 2022, benefit from a diversity of views and current research.