India to push for global terror convention

  1. News: India has revised its proposal for a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) to be passed during the upcoming UN General Assembly
  2. Context: The range of global terror attacks recently – in Paris, Brussels, Orlando and Dhaka – warrant terror to be at the top of the UN’s agenda
  3. Background: The original draft was proposed by India 20 years ago but was opposed by the US, the Organisation of Islamic Countries and Latin America
  4. India has been able to complete a draft which effectively counters the opposition from the 3 main blocs that have raised objections
Foreign Policy Watch: Cross-Border Terrorism
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