The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy was adopted in September 2006 (A/RES/60/288). The UN Security Council has adopted a number of resolutions to promote the implementation of the Strategy, amongst them two mandatory “Chapter VII” Resolutions, 1373 (2001) and 2178 (2014).
As a regional organisation, the Council of Europe is committed to facilitating the implementation the Strategy and the Security Council Resolutions. It does this by providing a forum for discussing and adopting regional standards and best practice and by providing assistance to its member states in improving their capacity to prevent and combat terrorism, to address the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism and to ensure respect for Human Rights and the rule of law in the fight against terrorism.
The Council of Europe contributes to the biennial reports (2014 report A/68/841) of the UN Secretary General on the activities of the UN System in implementing the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and participates in the UN General Assembly reviews of the Strategy.