UN blacklists Pakistan Taliban terror group’s leader

News: United Nations Security Council(UNSC) 1267 committee has  designated Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan(TTP) leader Noor Wali Mehsud as a global terrorist.

Facts:

  • UNSC 1267 Committee: It was established as a result of resolution 1267 (in 1999).It is also known as the Al Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee.
  • Composition: The Committee comprises all 15 members of the UNSC which makes its decision by consensus.
  • Mandate: The Committee is mandated to:
    • oversee the implementation of the sanctions measures
    • designate individuals and entities who meet the listing criteria set out in the relevant resolutions among others.
  • Sanction measures: If an individual or an organisation is included in the list,it leads to:
    • countries to freeze the targeted groups or individual’s assets 
    • ban designated individuals from travelling and 
    • prevent the supply of weapons, technology and other aid.
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