United Nations Security Council Resolution 1963

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1963
List of victims of Lubyanka terrorist attack 30March2010.JPG
Memorial to victims of the 2010 Moscow Metro bombings
Date20 December 2010
Meeting no.6,459
CodeS/RES/1963 (Document)
SubjectThreats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1963, adopted unanimously on December 20, 2010, after reaffirming resolutions 1373 (2001), 1535 (2004), 1624 (2004), 1787 (2007) and 1805 (2008), the Council decided to continue the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) under the guidance of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) for another three years until December 31, 2013.[1]



The Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism was one of the greatest threats to international peace and security and that it could not be associated with any religion, nationality or ethnic group. It acknowledged that military and intelligence operations alone could not defeat terrorism, and that underlying causes should be addressed. There was also concern over the increasing number of abductions and kidnappings by terrorist groups with a political motive.

Member States were reminded of their obligation to prevent and suppress terrorism and the criminalise its financing. They also had to have effective border controls and information exchanges regarding the movement of terrorists; the presence of safe havens for terrorists was also a problem. The Council also emphasised its role in the fight against terrorism.


The Council emphasised that the role of the CTC was to ensure the full implementation of Resolution 1373. It extended the Executive Directorate of the Counter-Terrorism Committee as a special political mission until December 31, 2013.[2] Member States were called upon to continue to provide technical support and help develop strategies in the fight against terrorism. The Executive Directorate was also instructed to report on the implementation of resolutions 1373 and 1624, respectively on June 30 and December 31, 2011.

The resolution also highlighted that counter-terrorism and respect for human rights were complementary.

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  1. ^ "Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate to continue as special political mission under main committee for three more years, Security Council decides". United Nations. December 20, 2010.
  2. ^ "UN counter-terrorism body to continue as special political mission for three more years". United Nations News Centre. December 20, 2010.

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