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Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts - Security Council Open VTC
10 Feb 2021 -  Security Council receives briefings by Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov, the head of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), and Assistant Secretary-General Michèle Coninsx, the Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) on the Secretary-General’s 12th strategic-level report on the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh).
The members of the Security Council consider the Twelfth report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat (S/2021/98).
"Efforts by ISIL to regroup and to reinvigorate its activities since the loss of its last stronghold in the Syrian Arab Republic in March 2019 gained momentum throughout 2020. The threat posed to international peace and security is on the rise again amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Several Member States have warned that the group could regain the ability to carry out external operations in the course of 2021, out of either its core in Iraq and the Syrian Arab Republic or one of its stronger regional affiliates". 
The report has been prepared by the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team and the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate in close collaboration with the Office of Counter-Terrorism and other United Nations entities and international organizations. 
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