India Contributes $500,000 to UN Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund

  • 09 May 2024

On 7th May 2024, India reaffirmed its commitment to global counter-terrorism efforts by contributing $500,000 to the UN Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund.

Key Points

  • Handover Ceremony: India's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj, presents the voluntary financial contribution to United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) Under Secretary General Vladimir Voronkov.
  • Multilateral Support: India emphasizes the importance of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism's role in strengthening member states' capacity to combat terrorism effectively.
  • Continued Commitment: The contribution reflects India's ongoing commitment to international cooperation in countering terrorism, following a pledge made by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in October 2022.
  • Utilization of Funds: The donation will support UNOCT's global programs, particularly focusing on Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CTTP).
  • African Counter-Terrorism Focus: India prioritizes addressing the growing threat of terrorism in Africa, actively supporting programs combating this menace since 2018.