UNSC Counter-Terrorism Committee Chair Assumed By TS Tirumurti

T S Tirumurti, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has been named Chair of the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee for the year 2022.
Abhinaya M

Updated: Jan 07, 2022 05:41:39 pm

07 January 2022 Current Affairs:T S Tirumurti, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has been named Chair of the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee for the year 2022. 

Highlights:
  • Beginning January 1, 2022, India will serve as the chairman of the UN Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee (UNSC-CTC) for a year. 
  • As Chair of the Counter-Terrorist Committee till 2022, India will seek to increase the Counter-Terrorism Committee's role in strengthening the multilateral counter-terrorism response and ensure that the global response to the threat of terrorism remains unequivocal, unified, and effective. 
  • India is now a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), which has 15 members. It will finish its two-year tenure on December 31, 2022.
  • H.E. Mr. T. S. Tirumurti is a multilateral affairs expert with a long career in the diplomatic service. He has done his job in a variety of positions since joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1985.
  • He worked as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, overseeing the Economic Relations portfolio, before taking up his career post as Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in May 2020.
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