India has insisted that UN Security Council sanctions regime proactively lists terrorists and terror groups involved in sexual violence in armed conflicts.
India said that ensuring prosecution of criminals engaged in trans-boundary crimes is critical to deliver justice to victims.
The demand from India was putforth by the First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, Paulomi Tripathi.
She said that women’s role and perspectives in peace processes remain largely neglected despite the normative and operative frameworks relating to women, peace and security agenda having been considerably strengthened across the UN system over the last two decades.
Emphasising the need for global cooperation in this front, she said no country is in a position to effectively counter these challenges alone.
Ms Tripathi asserted that the Council must make all efforts to realise the full potential of integrating women, peace and security considerations in sanctions regimes.
The UN documented more than 800 cases of conflict-related sexual violence in 2017, a 56 per cent increase since 2016, he said.
She said the issue of women peace and security has also to be seen in the wider societal context, involving gender and development issues, which are dealt with outside the Council.>