India assumes chair of UN's counter-terrorism committee

TS Tirumurti, India's permanent representative to the United Nations, was named the new Chair of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) on Tuesday

Jan 05, 2022
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TS Tirumurti, India's permanent representative to the United Nations (Photo: Twitter)

TS Tirumurti, India's permanent representative to the United Nations, was named the new Chair of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) on Tuesday. India will assume chairmanship of this important committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in January.

The Counter-Terrorism Committee oversees the implementation of resolutions relevant to preventing and addressing terrorism by all member states.

This Committee was formed in September 2001 soon after the terrorist attack of 9/11 in New York, while India had chaired this Committee in the Security Council in 2011-12.

In 2021, India had been asked to Chair three important Committees of the Security Council, which include the Taliban Sanctions Committee, Counterterrorism Committee, and the Libyan Sanctions Committee.

The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) leads and coordinates all of the UN's approaches to prevent and counter-terrorism and violent extremism. 

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