extremism

UN and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation must cooperate on resolving conflicts, Security Council told

Citing more than 20 years of collaboration between the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a senior UN political official today urged greater efforts by the two entities to draw on each other’s strengths and devise joint strategies to prevent and resolve conflicts.

Over-generalized approach could expose peace operations to greater risk, warns UN deputy chief

Amid increased attacks from violent extremist and terrorist groups, the United Nations peace operations must be better prepared to face such asymmetric threats by ensuring the safety and security of UN personnel and adapting to varying situations on the ground, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the Security Council today.

Terrorism threat requires UN peacekeeping to be more nimble

A deadly ambush this weekend on UN peacekeepers in Mali has highlighted the dangerous landscape in which many blue helmets operate.

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Mothers’ “emotional bond” can help counter violent forms of extremism

The “emotional bond” that mothers have with their children could help to counter violent forms of extremism and terrorist acts.

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UN Gender Focus: Pakistani activist, Ugandan entrepreneur and midwives in South Sudan

Being a woman, human rights defender in Pakistan is “risky”

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Countering young violent extremists: one ex-jihadist talks to The Lid Is On

The “virulent spread” of violent extremism is posing a “direct assault” on the UN Charter and human rights around the world according to the

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PODCAST: Preventing the young terrorists of tomorrow – former Taliban supporter says UN has key voice in global debate

When he was 19, Mubin Shaikh, believed that “you could change the world overnight, and you could do it through violence.”

UN expert warns combat against violent extremism could be used as ‘excuse’ to curb free speech

A United Nations human rights expert today signalled concern that efforts to counter “violent extremism” may be construed as the “perfect excuse” for democratic and authoritarian governments to restrict free expression and control access to information.

BAKU: violent extremism 'affront' to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, today emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to prevent violent extremism.

At Geneva conference, Ban calls for global partnership to prevent violent extremism

The objective of extremists “is for us to turn on each other [and] our unity is the ultimate rebuke for that bankrupt strategy,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, underscoring that the action plan he presented to the United Nations General Assembly in January contains concrete recommendations and could be the basis of a global partnership to defeat violent extremism.