India pitches for anti-terror treaty, UNSC reforms

India has strongly pitched for finalisation of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) and UN Security Council (UNSC) reforms.
On behalf of India, these issues were stressed by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during her meeting with the President-elect of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Mogens Lykketoft who is on official two-day visit to India.
India’s demand

  • Urgent reforms in UNSC to reflect present day world realities in order to reflect current geopolitical realities and increasing role of developing nations.
  • Early finalisation of the CCIT (a treaty proposed by India in 1996) in order to make it binding for countries to ban terrorists, deny funds and safe haven to them.

In regard with terrorism, India clearly mentioned that no nation can be immune to the threat of terrorism especially with the emergence of Islamic State. So it is important to have collective effort to deal with menace of terrorism.
Mogens Lykketoft was unanimously elected by the UNGA as the President of the 70th Session which is going to start in September 2015. Prior to this appointment he was speaker of the Danish Parliament and earlier had served as Finance Minister and Foreign Minister of Denmark.
70th Session of UNGA: It is considered as landmark session as it is expected to address several important global issues, including UNSC Reforms, Review of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Climate Change, Adoption and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Review of the Tunis Agenda (World Summit on Information Society) etc.


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