In a first, UNSC’s Counter Terrorism Committee to meet in India this week

Source: The post is based on the article “In a first, UNSC’s Counter Terrorism Committee to meet in India this week” published in Indian Express on 27th October 2022

What is the News?

India is hosting a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council’s Counter Terrorism Committee(CTC).

What is Counter-Terrorism Committee(CTC)?

The Counter-Terrorism Committee(CTC) was established by the UN Security Council resolution 1373 (2001), which was adopted unanimously on 28th September 2001 in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States.

Mandate: The Committee comprising all 15 Security Council members were tasked with monitoring the implementation of resolution 1373 (2001) which requested countries to implement a number of measures intended to enhance their legal and institutional ability to counterterrorist activities at home, in their regions and around the world.

– The resolution also calls on States to become parties, as soon as possible, to the relevant international counter-terrorism legal instruments. 

Chaired by: The Permanent Representative of India to the UN currently serves as the Chair of the CTC for 2022.

What is the purpose of the UNSC Counter Terrorism Committee(CTC) meeting in India?

UNSC Counter Terrorism Committee(CTC) will discuss the overarching theme of ‘Countering the use of new and emerging technologies for terrorist purposes’. 

The panel will also discuss terror financing through crypto-currency and the use of drones in new-age terrorism.

This will be the first such meeting of the UNSC-CTC in India since its establishment in 2001.

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