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India contributes US$ 500,000 to the Counter Terrorism Trust Fund (CTTF)

Today, the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, handed over India’s voluntary financial contribution of half a million dollars towards the Counter Terrorism Trust Fund (CTTF) to Mr Valdimir Voronkov, Under Secretary General, United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT). This is a testament to India’s commitment to international cooperation on countering terrorism and continued implementation of the announcement made by Dr S. Jaishankar, the External Affairs Minister of India during the Special Meeting of the Counter Terrorism Committee in New Delhi on 29 October 2022, to contribute to the Counter Terrorism Trust Fund.

India’s contribution will support UNOCT’s global programs – mainly Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CTTP). They are aimed at building capacities of the Members States of Eastern and Southern Africa to combat the critical issues of financing of terrorism and prevent the movement and travel of terrorists. Furthermore, addressing the issue of the growing threat of terrorism in Africa has been one of the counter terrorism priorities of India, since the past few years. Since 2018, India has also been actively supporting programs aimed at combating this threat. With its current contribution, India's cumulative financial support to the UN Counter-Terrorism Trust Fund (CTTF) now stands at $2.55 million.

India places great significance on the mandate and the work undertaken by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) in building the capacity of member states to effectively deal with the threat of terrorism. The latest contribution reaffirms India’s unwavering commitment to support multilateral efforts led by the United Nations in the global fight against the scourge of terrorism.

7 May 2024