New Delhi, Feb. 24 -- Terrorism remains one of the "gravest threats to humankind" and constitutes a severe challenge to the global human rights agenda, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday in the first address to the UN Human Rights Council by an Indian foreign minister.

In his virtual address to the high-level segment of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Jaishankar called for a coordinated global response to the challenges confronting the human rights agenda, including terrorism, global inequities and armed conflicts.

The Covid-19 pandemic has complicated the situation in many regions and there is a need for countries to come together to overcome these challenges, he said. He also called for the reform of...