Australia appointed to UN sanctions committee
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Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 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 07, 2013, 11:41

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