extremism

UN Security Council adopts first-ever resolution on youth, peace and security

The United Nations Security Council today adopted a historic resolution on youth, peace and security that urges greater representation by young men and women in the prevention and resolution of conflict amid “the rise of radicalization to violence and violent extremism amongst youth, which can be conducive to terrorism.”

“Cohesive society” of Burkina Faso needs protection from extremists

The “cohesive society” of Burkina Faso needs protection from extremism on its border, if the country is to avoid radicalization.

That’s the message from Pascal Karorero, UN Development Programme Resident Representative to the West African country.

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‘Terrorism is on the march’ Ban tells global dialogue in Madrid, urging unified response to end scourge

Despite the world’s best efforts, “terrorism is on the march” and the violent ideas that fuel it are spreading, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, telling delegations gathered for a global dialogue in Madrid that a unified, multi-dimensional and rights-based response is required to wipe out the scourge.

Given global tensions, Alliance of Civilizations needed more than ever – UN officials

United Nations officials today stressed the ever-growing importance of the Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), especially in light of the rising xenophobia, intolerance and extremism being witnessed in various parts of the world.

Growing threat of violent extremism demands unified response, UN chief tells summit

Addressing the growing threat posed by violent extremist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Da’esh, goes to the heart of the mission of the United Nations and requires a unified response, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today at a high-level event held in New York.

Fourth killing this year of blogger in Bangladesh condemned

The murder of a blogger in Bangladesh who supported the rights of women and minorities has been condemned by two UN human rights experts.

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UN experts report uptick in flow of Tunisian militants to conflict zones, call for urgent response

The number of Tunisian militants flocking to join the hostilities in Syria and Iraq is one of the highest among those traveling to fight alongside extremists in the Middle East's two most dogged conflicts, the United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries confirmed today.

In wake of terrorist attacks, Ban expresses solidarity with people and governments of Kuwait and Tunisia

Earlier today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon telephoned both the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, and Beji Caid Essebsi, President of Tunisia, expressing his deepest sympathies to the Governments of people of both nations following Friday's deadly terrorist attacks.

Ban condemns Texas shooting, says ‘ideas must be defended through democratic debate and dialogue’

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday’s shooting in Texas that injured a law enforcement officer, reiterating that such criminal acts have nothing to do with religion or belief.

UN forum in Morocco agrees draft action plan for religious leaders on preventing incitement to violence

A United Nations-backed forum today concluded in Fez, Morocco, having developed a plan of action aimed at preventing incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes.