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UNSC adopts last-minute counterterrorism resolution as Indonesia concludes membership

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, December 30, 2020   /  03:24 pm
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Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi talks among batik-wearing delegates at a UNSC meeting on May 7, 2019.(Foreign Ministry/File)

In the final moments of its nonpermanent membership at the United Nations Security Council, Indonesia has managed to squeeze in the adoption of a resolution on counterterrorism that seeks to improve the executive body’s sanction mechanisms.  At the last Security Council session of the year on Tuesday, the 15 member countries endorsed by consensus a resolution on ways to improve the working methods of the UNSC 1267 resolution sanctions committee. The committee is a subsidiary of the Security Council that is responsible for establishing and overseeing sanctions against individuals and entities affiliated with the Islamic State group. “Through the adoption of this resolution, Indonesia will become the first nonpermanent member of the UN Security Council to successfully push for the adoption of a resolution related to the UNSC sanctions committee in the field of counte...