India has told the UN that no single country can defeat the scourge of terrorism alone as nations grapple with attacks having links with terror groups beyond their borders. Addressing a meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre Advisory Board meeting in New York, India’s Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Tanmaya Lal said, genuine and effective international cooperation at multiple levels are crucial for dealing with the challenge of terrorism.
Last week, the UN General Assembly approved the establishment of a new United Nations office of counter-terrorism to help Member States implement UN’s global counter-terrorism strategy.
India had welcomed the creation of the UN office on counter-terrorism and said newly established centre would help in aligning UN with the changing needs and international reality in the fight against terrorism.
The newly established UNCCT has been mandated to oversee the counter-terrorism efforts of 36 UN-funded programmes under the ambit of a variety of UN agencies, 12 inter-agency working groups, Interpol, and the World Customs Organisation.