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India to chair UNSC’s Taliban and Libya sanctions committee

Date: 09 January 2021 Tags: International Organizations
  • India will chair the crucial Taliban and Libya sanctions committees and the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UN Security Council during its tenure as non-permanent member of the powerful UN body.
  • India, which has been at the forefront of the years-long efforts to reform the UNSC, began its two-year tenure at the Council.
  • The three committees are highly significant subsidiary bodies of the UNSC and India chairing them is a ringing endorsement of the country’s leadership to steer the panels.
  • India is a leading voice at the UN in the fight against the global scourge of terrorism, particularly the threat posed by cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan.
  • India has underscored that the fight against terrorism will be a key priority for it as it sits at the UN high-table for the 2021-22 term.