With all the terrorist attacks around the world that made breaking news, I wonder what the world is doing about this deadly issue. The counter-terrorism activities over the years have had mix results, never really stopping terrorist activities. In the first half of the twentieth century, there have been many counter-terrorist protocols passed by the United Nations. It started back in 2001, the same year as the 9/11 attack in New York City, the Counter Terrorism Committee was established with the Security Council taking the leading role. Later, in 2005, the Counter Terrorism Implementation Task Force was created, with the intention of creating a special force was specifically trained to combat terrorism. The European Union created its Counter Terrorism Strategy that year. The UN took that idea a step further the following year when it passed its own United Nations Global Counter Terrorism Strategy, which is the central political basis for shaping anti-terrorism policy on individual issues. The Strategy text has been revised four times in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014. However, with all these new counter terrorist measures also came new terrorist threats, such as the Islamic State (ISIL), the phenomenon of foreign fighters, and the financing of terrorism. To confront the new challenges that have arisen in 2014, the Security Council adopted Resolutions 2170 and 2178, followed, in 2015, by Resolutions 2199 and 2214, which for states to unify to deal with these threats. Recently, the UN have continued passing more and more new resolutions, but new major challenges keep coming back.
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