Indian TS Tirumurti appointed new chairman of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee
Significantly, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti, was named the new Chairman of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) on Tuesday. Prior to assuming his current position as Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, in May 2020, Tirumurti served as Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, managing the Economic Relations portfolio (which included, among others, the Gulf and Arab World, Africa and India’s Development Partnership).
Tirumurti previously served at the Indian Embassy in Egypt, Cairo; to the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in Geneva; as India’s first representative to the Palestinian Authority in Gaza; as Counselor at the Embassy of India in the United States, in Washington. CC ; as Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of India to Indonesia, Jakarta; and as India’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur.
Tirumurti has also served as Undersecretary (Bhutan), Director (Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs), Deputy Secretary (Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar and Sri Lanka) and Deputy Secretary (United Nations Economic and Social Council) while serving in the ministry. Indian. of External Affairs, New Delhi.
India at the forefront of the fight against terrorism on UN platforms
Since January 1, 2022, India has chaired the Counter-Terrorism Committee. Former Indian Ambassador to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri chaired the CLC for 2011-12.
“As Chairman of the CTC for 2022, India will make determined efforts to further strengthen the role of the CTC in strengthening the multilateral response to the fight against terrorism and, more importantly, to ensure that the global response to the threat of terrorism remains unambiguous, undivided and effective. “, the Indian government said in a statement.
India called on UN member states to remain “united against the tendency to qualify acts of terrorism” because of its motivation. your terrorist, ”India said in the statement, adding:“ We cannot allow anyone anywhere to provide any justification for terrorist acts. The fight against terrorism must be at the center of our common agenda, not on its periphery. ”
The CTC is assisted by the Executive Directorate (CTED), which executes its political decisions and provides expert opinions to the 193 Member States of the United Nations.