Aus to chair UN committee against Taliban and Al-Qaeda

Aus to chair UN committee against Taliban and Al-Qaeda

Australia will chair a UN committee, which will be responsible for delivering sanctions against Iran, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced Australia will chair the UN Security Council’s sanctions committee, which has the authority to determine which persons or entities the al-Qaeda, and Taliban sanctions are applied to.

Senator Carr says the appointment shows Australia is seen as having the commitment and resources to deliver effective oversight of international sanctions regimes.

He says the first priority of the UN is to implement an Arms Trade Treaty, to deal with increasing number of small arms in war torn countries.

He says these weapons kill at least 2000 people everyday worldwide, and the issue needs to be dealth with.

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