Recalibrating Counterterrorism in the Security Council Two Decades after 9/11

The Securing the Future Initiative (SFI) is a joint project of the Fourth Freedom Forum and The Soufan Center. Launched in September 2021, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the SFI is conducting the first-ever independent review and assessment of the United Nations Security Council’s counterterrorism activities.

What's New

OIC Roundtable Discussion

On June 7, SFI convened a roundtable discussion co-hosted with the Permanent Missions of the Republic of Indonesia and Tunisia to the United Nations, which included representatives from member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the impacts of the UN Security Council's counterterrorism activities over the past two decades on Muslim-majority countries and the OIC more broadly.

SFI & CAERT Dakar Workshop

On June 2 and 3, SFI in partnership with the African Center for the Study and Research on Terrorism convened counterterrorism (CT) officials from a number of countries in Africa, representatives from African sub-regional  bodies and a range of United Nations (UN) entities, as well as researchers, and civil society for a dialogue on the impacts of UN Security Council (UNSC) CT efforts in Africa over the past 20 years.

SFI and GCSP Geneva Workshop

On April 6 and 7, SFI in cooperation with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy hosted a Geneva workshop convening a range of stakeholders from across "International Geneva", including representatives from member states, the United Nations (UN), researchers, and civil society, to exchange views on the impact of the UN Security Council's counterterrorism activities over the past 20 years, with a particular focus on how such activities have affected development, humanitarian action, and human rights.