India pledges $1 million to African-led mission to Mali; UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Ankara; UNSC calls for coordination between governments of Central Asia; UNSC urges actors in Haiti to preserve stability
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    India pledged $1 million to the African-led International Support Missions to Mali that is currently witnessing violence by militants. India also condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations said that the fight against it should be unrelenting. The money will go into a UN trust fund for the mission and will support training and equip the Malian army. 1

    In another development, the UN Security Council condemned the terrorist attack against the US embassy in Ankara, Turkey and expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of the “heinous” act. 2

    Meanwhile, the UNSC emphasised on the need for cooperation and coordination between governments in Central Asia and regional organisations to strengthen peace, stability and sustainable development in the region. The 15-member body highlighted the need for governments to collaborate with the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia. 3

    In other developments, according to reports, the UNSC urged all political actors in Haiti to work constructively on priorities, including the 2013 elections and security sector reform. The actors were also asked to redouble their efforts to preserve the stability and progress achieved over the past year. 4