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India Contributes $500,000 to UN Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund

India has reaffirmed its dedication to the global fight against terrorism by contributing $500,000 to the UN Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund (CTTF). Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, delivered the contribution to Under Secretary General Vladimir Voronkov on May 7. This financial support adds to India’s ongoing commitment, totaling $2.55 million, aimed at bolstering multilateral efforts against terrorism.

Significance of India’s Contribution

India’s donation to the CTTF will aid in financing crucial programs under the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), particularly the Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CTTP). These initiatives focus on enhancing the capabilities of member states in eastern and southern Africa to combat terrorism financing and prevent terrorist movements and travel.

Background of UN Counter-Terrorism Efforts

In response to the 9/11 attacks, the UN Security Council established the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) to monitor the implementation of relevant resolutions. The committee addresses various aspects of counter-terrorism, including strategies, financing, border security, law enforcement, human rights, and countering violent extremism.

UN Counter-Terrorism Programs

The UN Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CTTP) assists member states in developing their capacities to detect and counter terrorist activities. Similarly, the Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) initiative supports countries in implementing coordinated strategies to combat terrorism financing effectively.

Overview of the UN Security Council

The UN Security Council, one of the primary organs of the United Nations, is responsible for maintaining international peace and security. Comprising 15 members, including five permanent and ten non-permanent members, the Council addresses global security issues and adopts resolutions to address emerging threats.

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