Union Minister of External Affairs Dr S Jaishankar virtually addressed the United Nations Security Council today. The subject of the meeting is “Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts: International cooperation in combating terrorism 20 years after the adoption of resolution 1373”. Jaishankar sets up India’s UNSC agenda and put forward an 8-point plan on terror financing. 

All the members of the UN Security Council will speak on the 20 years of adoption of the resolution 1373. India’s External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar will also take part in this open debate today. The meeting will be held virtually via video conferencing, it will start at around 7 p.m. IST or 8.30 a.m. EST (New York time)

Resolution 1373  was adopted by the UN Security Council on September 28, 2001, after the 9/11 terror attacks in New York. Resolution 1373 is a counter-terrorism measure that calls on the United Nations’ member states to execute steps to prevent terrorism at home and around the world.

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The meet will be chaired by the Tunisian foreign minister as Tunisia is the chair of the UNSC for the month of January. Some of the key speakers of today’s meet are  Under-Secretary-General of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov, Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate, Michèle Coninsx.

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