National Guardsmen march past the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers in New York on September 13, 2001, as rescue crews continue searching for survivors.
After the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, the United Nations responded on September 28, 2001, by passing a groundbreaking resolution condemning terrorism and establishing a new committee that gave the international community a new counterterrorism framework.
As a result, many states have revised existing or adopted new counterterrorism laws and ratified and implemented the universal instruments against terrorism. In addition, the committee has identified capacity gaps and engaged with a range of national and multilateral entities to help countries receive the training or other help they need.
On September 28, 2011, the U.N. Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee organized a special meeting to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of UNSC Resolution 1373 (2001) and the committee’s creation.
“As we look back on the past decade, this impact and the Security Council’s responsiveness and sustained commitment to promoting the implementation of a resolution that helped build and catalyze a global movement to strengthen national and regional legal, policy, and institutional counterterrorism frameworks have been remarkable,” the U.S. State Department said in a September 28 press release.