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TAT & GIFCT E-learning session: United Nations’ Efforts in Counterterrorism and CVE: Resolutions, Mandates and Partnerships

TAT & GIFCT E-learning session

United Nations’ Efforts in Counterterrorism and CVE: Resolutions, Mandates and Partnerships

Wednesday, 25 August 2021 5pm - 6pm BST, 9am - 10am PDT, 12pm - 1pm EDT

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VxNb1iElSty_HbQNBti16g

This webinar is organised in partnership with the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT).
  • Are you interested in learning about the United Nations’ framework for countering terrorism, the resolutions that underpin it, and how it applies to the online space?
  • Are you a tech professional interested in learning more about UN partnerships and support mechanisms to tackle terrorist use of the internet whilst safeguarding human rights?
  • Are you a researcher, government official, or civil society representative interested in supporting multilateral and international cooperation to tackle terrorist exploitation of the internet?

As early as in 2001, the United Nations Security Council recognised the risks presented by terrorist use of information and communications technologies (ICT), with Resolution 1373 already calling on all Member States to further the exchange of information on the use of ICT by terrorist actors. Various resolutions passed since then have called on increased international cooperation and public-private partnerships to tackle the threat of terrorist use of the internet, notably via Resolutions 2395 (2017) and 2396 (2017) which recognise the development of Tech Against Terrorism and note the creation of the GIFCT.

For this Tech Against Terrorism & GIFCT webinar, we will have the honour of welcoming representatives of different United Nations Agencies, including the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (UNCTED) and the United National Development Programme (UNDP), to discuss the UN counterterrorism framework and what it means in terms of countering terrorist use of the internet. We will have the opportunity to hear from experts about the guidelines set out by different UN Security Council Resolutions and how they can inform tech platforms’ counterterrorism efforts, as well as learn more about the different UN support mechanisms to help tech platforms in conducting counterterrorism activities in a human rights safeguarding framework.

As always, this webinar session will finish with a Q&A session that is open to all attendees. If you would like to sign up to this free webinar, please register with your institutionally affiliated email address – note that registration does not guarantee participation, and access to this webinar will be limited. This webinar will be held under Chatham house rules.

About our webinar series

Tech Against Terrorism and the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) are pleased to present our series of e-learning webinars for 2021. These free webinar sessions are particularly suited for tech professionals, content moderators, counterterrorism researchers, and others interested in learning more about terrorist use of technology and the internet more widely – and how to counter it.

As a participant, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with a wide range of experts, and explore practical ways to support smaller tech companies in tackling the terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights. Over the course of the upcoming webinars, GIFCT and Tech Against Terrorism will convene some of the industry's leading counterterrorism experts and practitioners, policy researchers, and tech companies’ representatives.

If you have any questions about this or future webinars, or if you would like to collaborate for future sessions, please email contact@techagainstterrorism.org.