India asserted there must not be any ‘ifs and buts’ in fight against terrorism. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said that countries must not countenance double standards in this battle and ‘terrorists are terrorists, there are no good and bad ones’. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council open debate on "International Cooperation in combating terrorism 20 years after the adoption of 1373", he said there are countries that are clearly guilty of aiding and supporting terrorism and willfully provide financial assistance and safe heavens. He said, “However, there are also other states that are clearly guilty of aiding and supporting terrorism, and willfully provide financial assistance and safe-havens. While we must enhance capacities of the former, the international community must collectively call out the latter and hold them accountable.” Watch the full video for more.
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During UNSC's Open Debate on January 12, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar took a stand against states which support and aid terrorism, he asked the international community to collectively call out such states and hold them accountable. Dr S Jaishankar said, "Some states lack legal/operational frameworks and technical expertise to detect, investigate and prosecute terrorist financing cases. However, there are other states that are guilty of aiding and supporting terrorism and provide financial assistance, safe havens. While we must enhance the capacities of the former, the international community must collectively call out the latter and hold them accountable." He further listed out points to curb terrorism."We must summon up political will to combat terrorism. There must be no ifs and buts in the fight. Nor should we allow terrorism to be justified and terrorists glorified. All members must fulfill the obligations enshrined in international counter-terrorism instruments. We must not countenance double standards in this battle. Terrorists are terrorists; there are no good and bad ones. Those who propagate this distinction have an agenda and those who cover up for them are just as culpable," said EAM Jaishankar, further listing out points to curb terrorism.
India began its eighth tenure as a non-permanent member in the United Nations Security Council on 4th January, 2021. A flag installation ceremony was held to formalise the term. Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ambassador T. S. Tirumurti said that India will be a voice for the developing world and it will not shy away from raising its voice against the common enemies of humanity like terrorism. India will be chairing 3 key subsidiary bodies of Taliban sanctions committee, Counter Terrorism committee (for 2022) and Libya sanctions committee. Indian foreign secretary Harsh Shringla also participated in an open debate titled "Challenges on maintaining peace and security in fragile contexts." India promises to speak out against terrorism and will offer solutions in matters of international peace and security. India advocates for a permanent UN Security Council seat for African Continent and has condemned the cowardly terror attack in Niger that killed over 100 people.
India on Friday announced that it would be chairing three important committees of the United Nations Security Council during 2021 to 2022. TS Tirumurti, India's envoy to the UN, said the country had been asked to chair three important subsidiary bodies of the Security Council. The committees include - Taliban sanctions committee or the 1988 sanctions committee, the counter-terrorism committee and the Libya sanctions committee. India began its 8th term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC on January 4 with the stated objective of raising its voice against terrorism, speaking for the developing world and bringing solutions to matters of global peace and security. India won the eighth term in an election last June securing 184 of the 192 votes cast. It was last on the council in a two-year term ending 2012.
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As India will chair 3 key subsidiary bodies of UN Security Council, including the Libya Sanctions committee also called the 1970s sanction committee, TS Tirumurti informed that India will assume the chair of this committee when there is an international focus on Libya and on the peace process. "The Libya sanctions committee also called the 1970s sanction committee is very important subsidiary body of the council which implements the sanction regime including a two way arms embargo on Libya and assets freeze and travel ban on elicit export of petroleum and etc. We will be assuming the chair of the Libya Sanctions Committee at a critical juncture when there is an international focus on Libya and on the peace process," said Permanent Representative of India at United Nations Security Council, TS Tirumurti.
Indian national flag was installed at United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as India assumed the membership of the UN body for the eighth time. Permanent Representative of India to UN, TS Tirumurti at..
India assumed the membership of the UN body for the eighth time in New York. Permanent Representative of India to UN, TS Tirumurti assured that India will be a voice for the developing world and will..