India to host UNSC meet on counterterrorism

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India to host UNSC meet on counterterrorism

  • India will host diplomats and officials from all 15 countries of the United Nations Security Council, including China, Russia and the U.S., for a special meeting on terrorism, in Delhi and Mumbai in October.

Key Highlights of the Meeting:

  • Focus on challenges such as terrorism financing, cyberthreats and the use of drones.
  • Specifically focus on three significant areas where emerging technologies are experiencing rapid development, growing use by Member States (including for security and counter-terrorism purposes), and increasing threat of abuse for terrorism purposes, namely
  • Internet and social media
  • Terrorism financing
  • Unmanned aerial systems
  • Aim:
  • to highlight cross-border threats from Pakistan and Afghanistan at the meeting,
  • to build templates and “codes of conduct” for newer threats, including financing through cryptocurrency and the use of drones for terror attacks.
  • Showcase India’s role as a victim of terrorism as well as a country at the forefront of global counter-terrorism efforts.
  • Counter-Terrorism efforts by India: Pushing for the UN members to adopt a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (first proposed in 1996).

Prelims Takeaway

  • UNSC
  • Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism