The UN Security Council approved the Ukraine resolution on the protection of critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks.
It is reported by the mission of Ukraine to the UN in his Twitter. “The UN security Council adopted resolution 2341 enhanced protection of critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks, submitted by Ukraine”, – stated in the message.
It is noted that it is “the first ever resolution of the UN Security Council on the protection of critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks.”
The resolution is aimed at improving the effectiveness of international efforts to prevent terrorist attacks against critical infrastructure, in particular, in the framework of the Global UN counter-terrorism strategy.
It is stressed that the resolution aims “to ensure criminal responsibility for terrorist attacks aimed at the destruction or disruption of critical infrastructure”.
Also among the elements of the resolution: increasing the level of awareness of States regarding terrorist threats; improving resilience of critical infrastructure to terrorist attacks, strengthening the capacity of the public and private sectors of States to counter terrorist threats, strengthen international and regional cooperation, strengthening open information exchange between all stakeholders and law enforcement agencies.
According to the foreign Ministry of Ukraine, the open debate of the UN Security Council on “Protection of critical infrastructure from terrorist attacks” was chaired by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.
As reported, today, February 13, held a meeting of the UN Security Council under the chairmanship of Ukraine.
In addition to representatives of States members of the United Nations the meeting was attended by heads of international organizations such as Interpol, the international Maritime organization, organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, who will share their vision of ways of strengthening protection of ports, gas pipelines, and other critical infrastructure.