Russian Diplomat Vladimir Voronkov Appointed as Chief of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (Download PDF)

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Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov has been appointed as head of the newly established UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) as suggested by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. UN Counter-Terrorism Centre is the despite growing tensions between the US and Russia.

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Image of Russian Diplomat Vladimir Voronkov

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  • The Vladimir Voronkov has been appointed as the Under-Secretary-General and will Chair the Task Force and Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre.
  • The main work of UNCCT is to supervise the counterterrorism efforts of 36 UN-funded programmes under the ambit of a variety of UN agencies, 12 inter-agency working groups, Interpol, and the World Customs Organisation.

About Vladimir Voronkov

  • Vladimir Voronkov was born on 20 March 1944.
  • He has served at Russia’s Foreign Service for more than 30 years and along with this he also had served as Russia’s ambassador to Vienna and an ambassador to UN organisations since 2011.

UNCCT

  • Recently, United Nations General Assembly has approved the establishment of a new United Nations office of counter-terrorism.
  • UNCCT’s main function is to help Member States implement UN’s global counter-terrorism strategy.
  • Some relevant functions of the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA) will be now covered under UNCCT.
Image shows Other Function of UNCCT

Image Shows Other Function of UNCCT

Image shows Other Function of UNCCT

  • UN office on counter-terrorism is “much- awaited” step for India which will help to fight against terrorism.
  • India needs a separate office for counter-terrorism because 31 entities are present in the United Nations which are dealing with some aspect of countering terrorism lacked consistency and coordination in dealing with terrorism.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 1, 2017

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