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UNSC open debate: India commits to intl obligations on illicit arms trade

By Rajan Nath -- November 23, 2021 9:11 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

UNSC open debate: India on Monday, during an open debate at UN Security Council (UNSC), committed to implementing its international obligations regarding illicit trade in small arms.

"Participated in UNSC Open Debate on 'Impact of diversion and trafficking of arms on peace and security' hosted by Mexican Presidency. India fully committed to implementing its international obligations regarding illicit trade in small arms," said Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Secretary to Government of India in Ministry of External Affairs on Twitter.

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At UNSC open debate, India commits to international obligations on illicit  arms trade | India News - Times of India

Bhattacharyya tweeted after speaking at the two-day high-level meeting to review progress in implementing the UN Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, adopted by the General Assembly in July 2010.

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India at UNSC commits to international obligations on illicit arms trade |  Business Standard News

Abdulla Shahid, President of the UN General Assembly said on Monday said that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated factors that fuel human trafficking such as poverty, unemployment and gender-based violence.

Shahid said the ongoing pandemic has left survivors of trafficking with less support, while countries have been weakened in their ability to identify and hold perpetrators accountable. "It is imperative that the global community redoubles its efforts to recover better from the pandemic and build resilient communities," he told the Member States.

Sanjay Bhattacharyya on Twitter: "#IndiainUNSC Participated in #UNSC Open  Debate on "Impact of diversion & trafficking of arms on peace &  security" hosted by Mexican Presidency 🇮🇳fully committed to implementing  its international

"This includes obtaining more research, data, and analysis on how this crime is being carried out, how it is evolving, and who it is targeting and impacting. This will allow us to make better decisions on preventative measures and responses."

People of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities can fall prey to human trafficking, which is linked to crimes such as illicit money flows, use of fraudulent travel documents and cybercrime, UN News reported.

-PTC News

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