UN counter-terror committee members to pay homage to 26/11 terror attacks victims in Mumbai

Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, center. Photo: Twitter @RuchiraKamboj

New York : The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee members will pay homage to the victims of horrific 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, chair of the committee Ruchira Kamboj said during a press conference October 8, 2022.

“Terror constitutes the most serious threat to the international community,” she said, adding, “Members of the UN Counter-terror committee will pay homage to victims of 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.”

India is set to host a UN Counter-Terrorism Committee October 28 in Mumbai and October 29 in Delhi which will focus on the rapid developments of 3 significant technologies used by terrorists -the Internet and social media, terrorism financing, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS), she said.

It will provide opportunities to discuss existing and evolving threats, the deployment of new and emerging technology to counter those threats, continuing challenges and good practices, as well as a range of related human rights and gender considerations, she said.

With the prevalence of technology and the rapid rise in digitization, the use of new and emerging technologies to counter-terrorism is a topic of growing interest among the Member States, policymakers and researchers, particularly in the context of the increasing role played by technology in terrorism and counter-terrorism.

This is addressed by the Security Council in a number of counter-terrorism-related resolutions, most recently resolution 2617 (2021), which explicitly cited “emerging technologies”.

Mindful of the increasing threat posed by the misuse of new and emerging technologies, the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee has decided to hold a Special Meeting on this theme, with the support of its Executive Directorate (CTED).



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