The United Nations:
India has contributed an additional $ 500,000 to the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund, bringing the country’s donation to the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office to more than $ 1 million.
India said it was keen to continue working with the UN office to promote the common goal of combating terrorism.
“India is proud to contribute US $ 500,000 to the United Nations Counterterrorism Trust Fund,” the Permanent Mission of India to the UN tweeted.
With this amount, India’s total contribution to this project to date is $ 1.05 million.
“Eager to continue our work with @UN_OCT on specific programs / projects to promote our common goal of combating terrorism,” the Mission said, referring to the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office (ONUCT).
In accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/291 which established UNCTAD in June 2017, the United Nations Counterterrorism Trust Fund was transferred to UNCTAD.
India’s Permanent Representative to United Nations Ambassador TS Tirumurti tweeted: “India is injecting additional USD 500,000 into Counter Terrorism Trust Fund @UN. India continues its firm and focused commitment to help Member States build their capacity to prevent and fight terrorism. “
He added that more than $ 1 million had been donated to UNCTAD by India to date, including for Africa.
The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund was established by the Secretary-General in 2009. It receives funds for the UNCTAD work program, providing technical assistance and capacity building support. to member states through the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Center (UNCCT) and Special Projects and Innovation Directorate (SPIB), according to its website.
ONUCT received $ 236 million in firm commitments and contributions from 31 donors in December 2019, through the Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund established in 2009, as well as other allocations for UNCTAD.
Of this amount, $ 163.4 million was received in cash with the remainder to be received in future periods.
The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office, created in 2017, strengthens coordination and coherence among the entities of the Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. United Nations.
It strengthens the delivery of United Nations counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to Member States; improve visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for United Nations counterterrorism efforts.
It also ensures that proper priority is given to the fight against terrorism throughout the United Nations system and that important work to prevent violent extremism is firmly anchored in the strategy.