UNITED NATIONS: India will chair the essential Taliban and Libya sanctions committees and the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UN Safety Council throughout its tenure as non-permanent member of the highly effective 15-nation UN physique. India, which has been on the […]
UNITED NATIONS: India will chair the essential Taliban and Libya sanctions committees and the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UN Safety Council throughout its tenure as non-permanent member of the highly effective 15-nation UN physique.
India, which has been on the forefront of the years-long efforts to reform the us, started its two-year tenure on the Council on Friday final.
“The UN Safety Council establishes subsidiary our bodies on particular points, together with on the sanctions regimes.
“I am completely happy to announce that India has been requested to chair three essential committees of the Safety Council, which embrace the Taliban Sanctions Committee, Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) and the Libyan Sanctions Committee,” India’s Everlasting Consultant to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti mentioned in a video message on Thursday.
Tirumurti mentioned the Taliban Sanctions Committee, often known as the 1988 Sanctions Committee, has at all times been a “excessive precedence” for India, holding in thoughts the nation’s robust curiosity and dedication to peace, safety, improvement and progress of Afghanistan.
“Our chairing this committee at this juncture will assist preserve the concentrate on the presence of terrorists and their sponsors threatening the peace course of in Afghanistan. It has been our view that peace course of and violence can’t go hand in hand,” he mentioned.
Tirumurti will chair the CTC in 2022, the yr during which India will commemorate the 75th anniversary of its independence.
“India may even chair the Counter-Terrorism Committee in 2022, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. The chairing of this committee has a particular resonance for India, which has not solely been within the forefront of preventing terrorism, particularly cross-border terrorism, however has additionally been considered one of its largest victims,” he mentioned.
Tirumurti mentioned the Libya Sanctions Committee, additionally known as the 1970 Sanctions Committee, is a “crucial” subsidiary physique of the Council, which implements the sanctions regime, together with a two-way arms embargo on Libya and property freeze, a journey ban and measures on illicit export of petroleum.
“We can be assuming the chair of this committee at a crucial juncture, when there may be worldwide concentrate on Libya and on the peace course of,” he mentioned.
The three committees are extremely vital subsidiary our bodies of the us and India chairing them is a ringing endorsement of the nation’s management to steer the panels. India is a number one voice on the UN within the struggle towards the worldwide scourge of terrorism, notably the risk posed within the area by cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan.
India has underscored that the struggle towards terrorism can be a key precedence for it because it sits on the UN high-table for the 2021-22 time period.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mentioned as a Council member, India won’t hesitate to lift its voice towards the enemies of humanity, together with terrorism and can at all times converse in assist of peace, safety and prosperity.
Former Indian Ambassador to the UN, Hardeep Singh Puri, had chaired the CTC for the time period 2011-12 when India was final in the us because the non-permanent member.
The CTC, established within the wake of the 9/11 terror assault within the US, works to bolster the power of UN member states to forestall terrorist acts each inside their borders and throughout areas. It’s assisted by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Govt Directorate (CTED), which carries out the coverage choices of the physique, conducts skilled assessments of every member state and facilitates counter-terrorism technical help to nations.
Tirumurti thanked Everlasting Consultant of St Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador Rhonda King, who, because the chair of the casual Working Group on Safety Council Working Strategies, had steered this course of to its logical conclusion.
The 1988 Sanctions Committee regarding Taliban oversees the sanctions measures imposed by the Safety Council. People and entities are designated on the 1988 Sanctions Listing as people, teams, undertakings and entities related to the Taliban in constituting a risk to the peace, stability and safety of Afghanistan.
The committee designates people and entities for taking part within the financing, planning, facilitating, making ready or perpetrating of acts; supplying, promoting or transferring arms; recruiting and supporting acts or actions of teams, undertakings and entities related to the Taliban. The listed entities and people are topic to an property freeze, journey ban and arms embargo.
Beneath the Libya Sanctions Committee, all member states are required to forestall the sale or provide of arms and associated materials to Libya; stop the entry into or transit by their territories of all listed people; freeze all funds, different monetary property and financial sources which can be owned or managed, straight or not directly, by the listed people or entities.
The Flag State of a delegated vessel is required to direct the vessel to not load, transport, or discharge petroleum, together with crude oil and refined petroleum merchandise, from Libya, amongst different measures.
In 2021, India, Norway, Kenya, Eire and Mexico be a part of non-permanent members Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam and the 5 everlasting members China, France, Russia, UK and the US within the Council. It’s the eighth time that the nation has had a seat on the highly effective horseshoe desk.