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The ever-increasing threat that is posed by emerging technologies will be looked into by a counterterrorism working group of the United Nations Security Council.

In Mumbai and New Delhi, the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the United Nations Security Council will have a special meeting beginning on Friday. The meeting will continue through the weekend. The threat posed by emerging technologies will be the topic of conversation at this get-together, which has been organized for that purpose.

Since the Committee has not met anywhere other than the United Nations Headquarters in New York City since 2015, the event that will take place in India over the course of two days is significant since it will be the first time the Committee has ever met outside of New York City.

During this event, the key points of discussion will center on the Internet and other social media platforms, the funding of foreign terrorist organizations, and the expansion of unmanned aerial systems like drones.

These novel technologies are advancing at a quick rate and are being used increasingly frequently by countries all over the world. This is particularly true for the purposes of enhancing national security and combating terrorism.

The software and hardware of high-tech devices are increasingly being used for illegal purposes by terrorist organizations. This is a trend that is expected to continue in the foreseeable future.

Attempts by terrorists to undermine modern technology

The meetings of the Counter-Terrorism Committee will be presided over by India from now until the end of the current year. The Chair of the Committee, Indian Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj, announced during a news conference that was conducted in New York that the high-stakes discussion would focus on recent events as well as the most recent evidence-based study on terrorism and the application of technology.

She stated that it will bring together "a wealth of knowledge and real-world competence on the subject area, with the participation of Member States, relevant operational partners, and key stakeholders." [Citation needed] She said that it will bring together "a wealth of knowledge and real-world competence on the subject area." [Further citation is required]

The participants in the seminar will have the opportunity to share their perspectives on how the technology industry can contribute to preventing the spread of terrorist information online and effectively challenge extremist narratives during the seminar, which will serve as a forum for such discussions.


In addition, it is anticipated that they will talk about the ways in which terrorists who are savvy with technology are utilizing technological innovations to move money around. Some of these methods include crowdsourcing, the sale of merchandise, the solicitation of donations through social media platforms, and other approaches.

Aircraft with robotic components and computer-based intelligence systems

An additional concern that will be looked into is the potential for some technological advancements, such as 3-D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, unmanned aerial systems, and synthetic biology, to be exploited in ways that are unethical or illegal.

According to Jennifer Bramlette, who serves as the coordinator for information technology on the committee, member states have already taken specific steps to combat the increasing use of drones.

The speaker stated that there are restricted airspaces near airports and other essential infrastructure. "Of course, there are restricted airspaces surrounding airports," the speaker remarked.

She went on to say that of course, the corporations have taken steps to build in mechanisms for geo-locking so that if drones are seen flying in certain regions, they may be deactivated, and that this has been done by the companies themselves. She said that this was stated as a continuation of what she had previously said.

She noted that there are "a lot of dialogues" going on regarding the procedure by which drones are sold and "who is eligible to buy them." She also mentioned that there are "a number of conversations" addressing who is eligible to buy drones.

Final agreement

It is expected that members will work towards a final document that should provide an overview of how terrorists are using technology, with the goal of shutting down both the terrorists' narrative and their use of technology. The final document should provide an overview of how terrorists are using technology. This is as a result of the overall complicated nature of the problem as well as the rapid pace at which it is developing.

In addition to this, it is expected of member states to provide information on recent developments and research on dangers, and to discuss best practices that are in compliance with international human rights legislation. This is in addition to the fact that they are expected to provide this information.


In addition to this, we are going to discuss cooperative measures that can be taken through industrial collaboration, public-private partnerships, as well as legislative, policy, and regulatory solutions.

Having to do with the Committee

The Counter-Terrorism Committee was established on September 28, 2001, in response to the terrorist attacks that took place in the United States on September 11, 2001. In order for the committee to be established, all 15 members of the Security Council needed to provide their unanimous approval. At the moment, the committee's duties are being carried out.

The Committee is tasked with monitoring the implementation of measures to increase countries' legal and institutional counter-terrorism capabilities at every level, both locally and internationally. This includes monitoring measures to increase countries' ability to prevent and respond to acts of terrorism. This surveillance is going to be carried out on a worldwide basis.

The chair of the committee brought up the declaration that "no terrorist act is ever acceptable, regardless of the circumstances behind it" while she was speaking to the media.

According to Ambassador Kamboj, the first day of the summit will take place at a location that carries a tremendous amount of symbolic value, specifically the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai. This was done as a way to show respect for the scores of people who lost their lives during a four-day siege that took place at the hotel in 2008. Terrorists were responsible for their deaths. In other locations across the city, extremists carried out coordinated attacks, which ultimately led to the deaths of dozens of additional people.

It is planned that the second day be spent in New Delhi, which is the capital city of India.

She went on to remark that while if the scourge of terrorism was definitely a "transnational" problem, cooperation between Member States was absolutely important in order to come up with effective solutions. She said this in order to clarify her previous statement.

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