UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.6293
TO BE ANSWERED ON 12.04.2017
TERRORISM DESK IN UN
6293. DR. A SAMPATH:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government has made a submission to the United Nations (UN) for constituting a separate establishment under the control of the UN for fighting against terrorism;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) whether any response has been received from the UN in this regard and if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI M. J. AKBAR)
(a) to (c) At the United Nations India has consistently highlighted to the international community that terrorism poses one of the foremost threats to the maintenance of international peace and security, and in this context has underlined the importance
of ensuring coherence and transparency in the functioning of various bodies inside the United Nations that deal with the issue.
In July 2016, member countries of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) including India have requested the Secretary General of the United Nations to submit a report to the UNGA by April 2018 on the implementation of UN's "Global Counter Terrorism Strategy”
to be discussed in June 2018 during the 72nd session of the UNGA.