UN Security Council Resolution 1373

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United Nations S /RES/1373 (2001)

Security Council Distr.: General
28 September 2001
01-55743 (E)
Resolution 1373 (2001)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 4385th meeting, on
28 September 2001
The Security Council,
its resolutions 1269 (1999) of 19 October 1999 and 1368 (2001) of
12 September 2001,
Reaffirming also its unequivocal condemnation of the terrorist attacks which
took place in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania on 11 September 2001,
and expressing its determination to prevent all such acts,
Reaffirming further that such acts, like any act of international terrorism,
constitute a threat to international peace and security,
Reaffirming the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence as
recognized by the Charter of the United Nations as reiterated in resolution 1368
Reaffirming the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of
the United Nations, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist
Deeply concerned by the increase, in various regions of the world, of acts of
terrorism motivated by intolerance or extremism,
Calling on States to work together urgently to prevent and suppress terrorist
acts, including through increased cooperation and full implementation of the
relevant international conventions relating to terrorism,
Recognizing the need for States to complement international cooperation by
taking additional measures to prevent and suppress, in their territories through all
lawful means, the financing and preparation of any acts of terrorism,
Reaffirming the principle established by the General Assembly in its
declaration of October 1970 (resolution 2625 (XXV)) and reiterated by the Security
Council in its resolution 1189 (1998) of 13 August 1998, namely that every State
has the duty to refrain from organizing, instigating, assisting or participating in
terrorist acts in another State or acquiescing in organized activities within its
territory directed towards the commission of such acts,
Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

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1. Decides that all States shall:
(a) Prevent and suppress the financing of terrorist acts;
(b) Criminalize the wilful provision or collection, by any means, directly or
indirectly, of funds by their nationals or in their territories with the intention that the
funds should be used, or in the knowledge that they are to be used, in order to carry
out terrorist acts;
(c) Freeze without delay funds and other financial assets or economic
resources of persons who commit, or attempt to commit, terrorist acts or participate
in or facilitate the commission of terrorist acts; of entities owned or controlled
directly or indirectly by such persons; and of persons and entities acting on behalf
of, or at the direction of such persons and entities, including funds derived or
generated from property owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such persons
and associated persons and entities;
(d) Prohibit their nationals or any persons and entities within their territories
from making any funds, financial assets or economic resources or financial or other
services available, directly or indirectly, for the benefit of persons who
commit or attempt to commit or facilitate or participate in the commission of
terrorist acts, of entities owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by such persons
and of persons and entities acting on behalf of or at the direction of such persons;
Decides also that all States shall:
(a) Refrain from providing any form of support, active or passive, to entities
or persons involved in terrorist acts, including by suppressing recruitment of
members of terrorist groups and eliminating the supply of weapons to terrorists;
(b) Take the necessary steps to prevent the commission of terrorist acts,
including by provision of early warning to other States by exchange of information;
(c) Deny safe haven to those who finance, plan, support, or commit terrorist
acts, or provide safe havens;
(d) Prevent those who finance, plan, facilitate or commit terrorist acts from
using their respective territories for those purposes against other States or their
(e) Ensure that any person who participates in the financing, planning,
preparation or perpetration of terrorist acts or in supporting terrorist acts is brought
to justice and ensure that, in addition to any other measures against them, such
terrorist acts are established as serious criminal offences in domestic laws and
regulations and that the punishment duly reflects the seriousness of such terrorist
(f) Afford one another the greatest measure of assistance in connection with
criminal investigations or criminal proceedings relating to the financing or support
of terrorist acts, including assistance in obtaining evidence in their possession
necessary for the proceedings;
(g) Prevent the movement of terrorists or terrorist groups by effective border
controls and controls on issuance of identity papers and travel documents, and
through measures for preventing counterfeiting, forgery or fraudulent use of identity
papers and travel documents;

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3. Calls upon all States to:
(a) Find ways of intensifying and accelerating the exchange of operational
information, especially regarding actions or movements of terrorist persons or
networks; forged or falsified travel documents; traffic in arms, explosives or
sensitive materials; use of communications technologies by terrorist groups; and the
threat posed by the possession of weapons of mass destruction by terrorist groups;
(b) Exchange information in accordance with international and domestic law
and cooperate on administrative and judicial matters to prevent the commission of
terrorist acts;
(c) Cooperate, particularly through bilateral and multilateral arrangements
and agreements, to prevent and suppress terrorist attacks and take action against
perpetrators of such acts;
(d) Become parties as soon as possible to the relevant international
conventions and protocols relating to terrorism, including the International
Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 9 December 1999;
(e) Increase cooperation and fully implement the relevant international
conventions and protocols relating to terrorism and Security Council resolutions
1269 (1999) and 1368 (2001);
(f) Take appropriate measures in conformity with the relevant provisions of
national and international law, including international standards of human rights,
before granting refugee status,
for the purpose of ensuring that the asylum-seeker
has not planned, facilitated or participated in the commission of terrorist acts;
(g) Ensure, in conformity with international law, that refugee status is not
abused by the perpetrators, organizers or facilitators of terrorist acts, and that claims
of political motivation are not recognized as grounds for refusing requests for the
extradition of alleged terrorists;
Notes with concern the close connection between international terrorism
and transnational organized crime, illicit drugs, money-laundering,
illegal arms-
trafficking, and illegal movement of nuclear, chemical, biological and other
potentially deadly materials, and in this regard
emphasizes the need to enhance
coordination of efforts on national, subregional, regional and international levels in
order to strengthen a global response to this serious challenge and threat to
international security;
Declares that acts, methods, and practices of terrorism are contrary to the
purposes and principles of the United Nations and that knowingly financing,
planning and inciting terrorist acts are also contrary to the purposes and principles
of the United Nations;
Decides to establish, in accordance with rule 28 of its provisional rules of
procedure, a Committee of the Security Council, consisting of all the members of
the Council, to monitor implementation of this resolution, with the assistance of
appropriate expertise, and
calls upon all States to report to the Committee, no later
than 90 days from the date of adoption of this resolution and thereafter according to
a timetable to be proposed by the Committee, on the steps they have taken to
implement this resolution;
Directs the Committee to delineate its tasks, submit a work programme
within 30 days of the adoption of this resolution, and to consider the support it
requires, in consultation with the Secretary-General;

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8. Expresses its determination to take all necessary steps in order to ensure
the full implementation of this resolution, in accordance with its responsibilities
under the Charter;
Decides to remain seized of this matter.