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U.N. Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund

U.N. Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund:

India has contributed $500,000 to the U.N. Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund, reaffirming its commitment to global efforts against terrorism.

  • This contribution supports UNOCT’s global programmes, mainly focusing on Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CTTP).
  • CFT strengthens member states capacity to understand terrorism risks, while CTTP assists in detecting and countering terrorists.
  • India’s efforts include the Financial Intelligence Unit – India and the National Investigation Agency.
  • UNOCT established in 2017, the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) oversees the UN Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund, which was initially established in 2009 and later transferred to UNOCT.
  • The UN Counter Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) serves as its primary capacity-building arm, aiming to enhance the visibility, advocacy, and resource mobilization for UN counter-terrorism efforts.
  • Its functions also include strengthening the delivery of UN counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to Member States.