UN Security Council adopted resolution on protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist threats

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Minister is convinced that the adopted resolution is the timely response from the international community to the new evolving terrorist threats
18:20, 13 February 2017

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UN Security Council adopted the resolution (2341), initiated by Ukraine, regarding protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks. The decision was taken during today’s meeting chaired by Pavlo Klimkin, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, which was broadcast by "112 Ukraine" TV channel.

"In our view, the adopted resolution is a timely response from the international community to the new evolving terrorist threats. This is the decisive step on the way to global readiness to defend against terrorist attacks affecting objects of critical infrastructure and on the way to strengthening international cooperation on these issues," Klimkin said.

It should be noted that more than 30 UN member states were co-authors of this resolution, according to the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine.

Resolution is directed at improving the effectiveness of international efforts to counter terrorist attacks at critical infrastructure objects, particularly in terms of UN Global counterterrorist strategy.

It consists of increasing awareness of states about terrorist attacks, enhancing resistance of critical infrastructure to terrorist acts, strengthening states’ and private sector’s potential to counter terrorism, ensuring criminal responsibility for committing terrorist acts, directed at destroying critical infrastructure, enhancing international and regional cooperation, improving open exchange of information between all interested sides and law enforcement agencies.

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