India contribute USD 5 lakhs for UN Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India will contribute USD 500,000 to the United Nations Trust Fund for Counter Terrorism this year to aid capacity-building support to member states in combating terrorism.

Addressing the UNSC’s special meeting in the national capital, Jaishankar said, “India will be making a voluntary contribution of half a million dollars to the UN Trust Fund for Counter Terrorism this year to augment the efforts of Office of Counter-Terrorism in providing capacity-building support to member states in preventing and countering the threat of terrorism.”

In his address, minister Jaishankar highlighted the global threat of terrorism is growing and expanding, particularly in Asia and Africa, despite the UN Security Council’s (UNSC) best efforts to combat the “gravest threat to humanity”.

India is hosting the two-day anti-terrorism meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The ongoing meeting in Delhi is being held under India’s chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC).

The ministry of external affairs (MEA) said that UNSC members, including the 15 present and 5 incoming, leading experts from the UN’s operational partners and specialized agencies come together to discuss threats posed by the use of technologies for terrorist purposes.