The United Nations has adopted a resolution calling for the strengthening of security checks at airports around the world as part of efforts to counter terror attacks.
In a meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Thursday, the UN Security Council(UNSC) unanimously adopted a resolution that stipulates all member states to step up security measures at airports within their territory.
The resolution also calls on UN member states to share information with one another regarding terrorist activities and for airlines to provide passenger lists to national authorities before the departure of a flight.
It is the first time the UNSC has endorsed a resolution on aviation security.
In a statement, the UNSC said it is concerned that terrorist groups continue to view civil aviation as an attractive target with the aim of causing massive casualties and economic damages.