Syllabus section: international relation
Why in News?
Describing terrorism as the greatest threatto mankind, foreign minister S Jaishankar proposed an eight-point action plan at the UNSC to ensure effective action against the menace of terrorism.
Eight-point action agenda:
• All the member nations should fulfil their obligations in international counter-terrorism conventions and instruments.
• Do not countenance double standards in this battle of terrorism.
• Reform the working methods of the committees dealing with sanctions and counter-terrorism.
• Firmly discourage exclusivist thinking that divides the world and harms our social fabric. Such approaches facilitate radicalisation and recruitment by breeding fear, mistrust, and hatred among different communities.
• Enlisting and delisting individuals and entities under the UN sanctions regimes must be done objectively, not for political or religious considerations.
• Linkages between terrorism and transnational organised crime must be fully recognized and addressed vigorously.
• The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) should continue to identify and remedy weaknesses in anti-money laundering and counter-terror financing frameworks. Enhanced UN coordination with FATF can make a huge difference.
• Adequate funding to UN Counter-Terrorism bodies from the UN regular budget requires immediate attention.
• The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN),charged with ensuring international peace and security,recommending the admission of new UN members to the General Assembly,and approving any changes to the UN Charter.
• Its powers include establishing peacekeeping operations, enacting international sanctions, and authorizing military action.
• The UNSC is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions on member states.
Source: The times of India