India to chair Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee for one year starting today
- India will chair the United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee for one year starting today, i.e. January 01, 2022.
- India to succeed the chair of the key- subsidiary body of the UNSC- the Counter-Terrorism Committee after a long gap of 10 years. The last time India held the chairmanship of the committee was in the year 2011-12.
About Counter-Terrorism Committee:
- The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee was established by Resolution 1373 (2001) on 28 September 2001 in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
- According to the United Nations, the committee is 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 counter terrorist activities at home, in their regions, and around the world.
- The Counter-Terrorism Committee comprises all 15 members of the Security Council including- India, France, Russia, United Kingdoms, United States, Vietnam, Norway, Nigeria, Tunisia China among others.
Resolution to renew the mandate of the CTC Executive Directorate
- India, which will chair the UN Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) in 2022, voted in favour of a resolution to renew the mandate of the CTC Executive Directorate, as it called on nations to remain united against the “tendency of labelling terror acts based on its motivation”.
- UN Security Council, through its written silence procedure, renewed the mandate of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) until December 31, 2025.
- The CTC is assisted by the Executive Directorate (CTED), which carries out its policy decisions and conducts expert assessments of the 193 United Nations Member States.