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India to chair UNSC’s crucial Taliban and Libya sanctions panel on counter-terrorism


Major happening | India will chair the crucial Taliban and Libya sanctions committee of UN Security Council during its tenure as non-permanent member.


Details | The Taliban sanctions committee is also known as the 1988 sanctions committee, oversees the sanctions measures imposed by the Security Council.


What the committee does ? Individuals and entities are designated on the 1988 sanction list as individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with the Taliban in constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan and individuals are subject to an assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.


Details | The Libya sanction committee is also known as the 1970 sanctions committee.


What the committee does ? All member states are required to prevent the sale or supply of arms related material to Libya; prevent the entry into or transit through their territories of all listed individuals; freeze all funds, other financial assets and economic resources that are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the listed individuals or entities. The Flag state of a designated vessel is required to direct the vessel not to load, transport, or discharge petroleum, including crude oil and refined petroleum products, from Libya, among other measures.


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