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ASG/ED Michèle Coninsx

Michèle Coninsx was appointed Assistant Secretary-General (ASG)

and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive

Directorate (CTED) by United Nations Secretary-General António

Guterres on 11 August 2017. Ms. Coninsx took up her functions on

3 November 2017.


Prior to her position at the United Nations, Ms. Coninsx was

President of Eurojust – the European Union agency tasked with

dealing with judicial cooperation in criminal matters –2012-2017,

after having served as its Vice-President for five years.

In addition, Ms. Coninsx was National Member for Belgium at

Eurojust, and Chair of Eurojust’s Counter-Terrorism Team.


Before joining Eurojust, Ms. Coninsx was a Federal Prosecutor

(Magistrat Fédéral) in Belgium dealing with terrorism and organised crime. She holds a Belgian noble title of Baroness, as well as the title of Fellow of Law and Criminology at the University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2014-2017)), Visiting Professor in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London (2015-2018) and in the College of Europe (2016-2018). Ms. Coninsx has a Master’s Degree in Law, a Master’s Degree in Criminology, and is a specialist in Air Law and Aviation Security (UK – USA). She also served for nine years as an expert in aviation security for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Assistant Secretary General & Executive Director, Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED), United Nations

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