UNSC resolution addresses ‘key concerns’ on Afghanistan: India

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UNSC resolution addresses ‘key concerns’ on Afghanistan: India

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains GS-II- International Relations 

Context: India-led United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2593 addressed India’s “key concerns” on Afghanistan.

  • Russia and China Who are among the Permanent members of UNSC abstained from The resolution.

About resolution 2593 

  • The resolution called on the Taliban to keep their commitments on preventing terror groups in Afghanistan.
  • It urged them to assist the safe evacuations of all Afghan nationals wishing to lead the country. 
  • It mentions individuals designated by Resolution 1267 also, which includes the Lashkar E Taiba and Jaish-e- Muhammad.

About UNSC

  • The UNSC is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations 
  • It is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security.
  • Powers: Establishment of peacekeeping operations, establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through Security Council resolutions.
  • It is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.
  • The Security Council consists of fifteen members. 
  • Permanent members (P5): Russia, UK, France, China, and USA 
  • These permanent members can veto any substantive Security Council resolution, including those on the admission of new member states or candidates for Secretary-General.
  • The Security Council also has 10 non-permanent members, elected on a regional basis to serve two-year terms. 
  • The body’s presidency rotates monthly among its 15 members.

About Resolution 1267

  • Resolution 1267 was adopted unanimously on 15 October 1999. 
  • The UNSC designated Osama bin Laden and associates as terrorists and established a sanctions regime to cover individuals and entities associated with Al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and/or the Taliban wherever located.
  • Since the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 which ended recently, the sanctions have been applied to individuals and organizations in all parts of the world.
  • There was no right of appeal against listing until December 2006.

Do you know?

  • India had assumed the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) recently. It is India’s first Presidency during its 2021-22 tenure as a non-permanent member of Security COuncil.
  • Recently, the USA exited Afghanistan completely after 20 years of its invasion.

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