UNSC unanimously resolution adopts to prevent further IS other terrorist groups attacks

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a Resolution 2249 (2015), calling on all nations to re-double and co-ordinate action to prevent further attacks by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other extremist groups.

The resolution has been not drafted under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter which empowers UN to give a green signal to the use of force.

The French-sponsored resolution has

  • Urged UN member-states to intensify their efforts to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters in Iraq and Syria.
  • Also called upon member-states to prevent and suppress the financing on terrorism groups and other extremist groups.
  • Mentions ISIS group constitutes a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security and expresses its determination to combat it by all means.

It should be noted that this is the 14th terrorism-related resolution adopted by the UNSC since 1999.

Background

The resolution was adopted by UNSC a week after ISIS extremists had launched a coordinated barbaric gun and bomb assault in Paris (France) on 13 November 2015 which had killed 130 people.

ISIS also has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in Beirut (Lebanon) which had killed 43 people and for bombing of Russian airliner which was crashed over Egypt’s Sinai peninsula killing all 224 people on board.

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