The UN Security Council unanimously approved the French-sponsored resolution 2249 (2015) to redouble and coordinate action to prevent further attacks by Islamic State terrorists and other extremist groups.
- The measure is the 14th terrorism-related resolution adopted by the UN’s most powerful body since 1999.
- The resolution is not drafted under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter which means it does not constitute an authorisation for military action.
Why it is adopted?
Islamic State group constitutes a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security. To tackle with the assaults done by them, council has become more determined and called upon member states to combat this unprecedented threat by all means.
Recent attacks by IS
- 1 week ago – Coordinated gun and bomb assault that killed 130 people in Paris
- 8 days ago – Twin suicide bombings in Beirut killed 43 people
- 3 weeks ago – Russian airliner crashed over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula killing all 224 people on board
Earlier Resolutions by UNSC
- September 2014 – A resolution requiring all countries to prevent the recruitment and transport of would be foreign fighters preparing to join terrorist organisations such as the Islamic State group.
- February 2015 – A resolution aimed at tightening crackdown on financing terrorist groups through illicit oil sales, trading in antiquities and paying ransom for hostages.
About UN Security Council
United Nations Security Council and is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security. It is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.
- Establishment – 1945
- First Session – 1946
- Headquarter – New York, US
- Council President – Matthew Rycroft
- Permanent members – China, France, Russia, UK, US