UN Security Council adopts resolution on preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons

Source : 112 Ukraine

The resolution aims at further enhancing the effectiveness of instruments relating to disarmament and arms control
10:29, 3 August 2017

On 2 August 2017 the UN Security Council adopted the resolution 2370 (2017) on Preventing Terrorists from Acquiring Weapons to address the persistent threat of production, storage, transfer, obtaining or use of weapons by terrorist groups. The press service of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations reported that on their official website.

Ukrainian delegation reminded earlier at the session of UN Security Council that terrorist organizations in the east of Ukraine receive weapons from the Russian Federation

The resolution aims at further enhancing the effectiveness of instruments relating to disarmament and arms control implemented at the national, regional and international levels to curb the illicit flows of small arms and light weapons and explosive elements for manufacture of improvised explosive devices.

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At the thematic briefing the Security Council discussed present and emerging threats, trends and developments relating to this topic in accordance with relevant Security Council resolutions to identify gaps in Member States’ efforts to implement measures to eliminate the supply of weapons to terrorists.

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In its statement the delegation of Ukraine called for strengthening export and border controls, in particular regulations on transfers of weapons and other sensitive military equipment or materials, as well as for bolstering law enforcement and intelligence cooperation of states. 

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Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations on August 2, 2017 delivered the explanation of vote at the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2370.

As we reported earlier, Ukrainian delegation called on chief UN institutions to timely react to world conflicts to localize and prevent violence and human rights violations

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