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Australia appointed to UN sanctions committee

Last Updated: Monday, January 7, 2013 - 11:41

Australia has been appointed to chair the UN Security Council committees which determine and monitor the international sanctions regimes against al Qaeda, the Taliban and Iran.
"This is a vote of confidence in Australia," Carr said.

"It shows that the Security Council, including particularly its five permanent members, have got a fair bit of confidence in Australia`s diplomatic pull, and in particular in the area of anti-terrorism," he said.

"Our role on the committee will be to determine which individuals or entities are subject to Al-Qaeda or Taliban sanctions," he added.

Carr said Australia`s appointments to United Nations sanctions committees show that other UN members take Australia seriously.

The appointments will last for twelve months.


First Published: Monday, January 7, 2013 - 11:41
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