T.S. Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Secretary to the United Nations (UN) stated that India has contributed an additional USD 500, 000 (~ INR 3.7 Crores) to the United Nations Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism. With this, India’s total contribution to the UN Counter-Terrorism fund stands at around USD 1.05 Million.
- The UN Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism was established by the Secretary-General in 2009 under DPA (Department of Political Affairs).
- India’s USD 1.05 Million Contribution to UN Counter-Terrorism Fund also includes the funding to Africa.
UN Trust Fund
i.UN Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism is utilized by UNOCT (United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism) for its programme of work, technical assistance & capacity-building support to the Member States through the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) and the Special Projects and Innovation Branch (SPIB).
- As of December 2019, UNOCT has received USD 236 Million in hard pledges & contributions from 31 donors.
- UNOCT was established through the adoption of UN General Assembly resolution 71/291 on 15 June 2017 for enhancing coordination and consistency across Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact entities.
- It will also ensure the proper implementation of the 4 pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
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About United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT):
Under-Secretary-General – Vladimir Voronkov
Headquarters – New York, USA