India to host UNSC members for special meeting on counter-terrorism in October

India is currently the chairman of the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee for the year 2022.

In a press conference, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj, said UN CLC members will pay tribute to the victims of the horrific 11/26 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

He said a special meeting of the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee on “Combating the Use of New and Emerging Technologies for Terrorist Purposes” will be held on 28 and 29 October in New Delhi. .

“Terrorism is the most serious threat to the international community”, he said and added, “The members of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee will pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks of 26/11 in Mumbai”.

India will host the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee meeting in Mumbai and Delhi which will focus on the rapid development of 3 critical technologies used by terrorists: Internet and social media, terrorist financing and unmanned aerial systems (UAS), he said. ,

It will provide opportunities to discuss existing and emerging threats, the deployment of new and emerging technologies to counter these threats, current challenges and best practices, as well as human rights and gender equality considerations. .

The use of new and emerging technologies to combat terrorism is attracting growing interest among Member States, policy makers and researchers, particularly in the context of terrorism and the growing role of technology in terrorism.

This issue has been addressed by the Security Council in several resolutions related to terrorism, the most recent being Resolution 2617 (2021), which explicitly mentioned “emerging technologies”.

In view of the growing threat posed by the misuse of new and emerging technologies, the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the United Nations Security Council, in collaboration with its executive management (CTED), has decided to convene a special meeting on the subject.

The special meeting to be hosted by India will be conducted in the six official languages ​​of the UN and will be open to all UN members and other interested parties, including UN organizations, international organizations and regional civil society organizations, individuals. – Regional bodies and members of the Executive Steering Committee (CTED) Global Research Network.

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