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UN Security Council members appreciate the importance of the Delhi Declaration

United Nations, 10 February (language) Members of the UN Security Council have appreciated the importance of the Delhi Declaration adopted at a special meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee in India last year. The members of the Security Council said that it provides a sound basis for combating the use of new and emerging technologies for terrorist purposes. Members also said that it was a symbol of the Council’s shared determination to address the challenge. The Council of 15 countries, led by Malta, the president for the month of February, held a meeting on Thursday on ‘threats to international peace and security due to terrorist acts’. Meanwhile, the 16th Report of the Secretary-General on the UN’s efforts with the support of Member States to counter the threat posed to international peace and security from ISIL (Da’esh) to international peace and security Presented by Under Secretary General Vladimir Voronkov. On October 28-29 last year, the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC), under the chairmanship of India, held a special meeting on the theme ‘Combating the use of new and emerging technologies for terrorist purposes’ in New Delhi and Mumbai. As a result of the special meeting, the Committee adopted the pioneering document ‘Delhi Declaration’ to combat the use of new and emerging technologies for terrorist purposes. Malta’s UN envoy and Council President for February, Vanessa Frazier, told the Council meeting on Thursday that she was pleased to participate in the special meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee in India last year. They welcomed the adoption of the Delhi Declaration, which embodies the Council’s shared commitment to the determination to meet this challenge.

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