Recently, India contributed $500,000 to the U.N. Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund (CTTF).

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  • India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador handed over the country’s voluntary financial contribution of half a million dollars to the U.N. Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund (CTTF) under the Secretary-General, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT). 
  • India’s contribution would support UNOCT’s global programs — mainly Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CTTP).
  • UNOCT’s global programs are aimed at building capacities of the member states of eastern and southern Africa to combat the critical issues of financing terrorism and prevent the movement and travel of terrorists.
  • UNOCT’s global programs address the issue of the growing threat of terrorism in Africa has been one of the counter-terrorism priorities of India for the past few years.
  • India has been actively involved in combating terrorism in Africa since 2018, and with this latest contribution, India’s cumulative financial support to the CTTF now stands at $2.55 million.
  • The contribution is a testament to India’s commitment and implementation of the announcement made by the External Affairs Minister to contribute to the trust fund during the special meeting of the counter-terrorism committee held in New Delhi in 2022.

United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)

  • The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) was established on 15 June 2017 through the adoption of UN General Assembly Resolution 71/291. 
  • It aims to enhance coordination and coherence across the Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

U.N. Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund (CTTF)

  • The Fund was established in 2009 by the Secretary-General and later it transferred to the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT).
  • The Fund accepts contributions from Governments, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, private institutions and individuals.

Significance of the contribution.

  • The latest contribution reaffirms India’s unwavering commitment to supporting multilateral efforts led by the United Nations in the global fight against the scourge (suffering) of terrorism.
  • India attaches great importance to the mandate and the work of the UNOCT in capacity building of member states so that they can achieve the necessary capabilities to deal with the threat of terrorism effectively.

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