extremism

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.

In Geneva, senior UN official urges all-inclusive approach to stop virulent spread of violent extremism

Violent extremism is an affront to the very purposes and principles of the United Nations, the Head of the world body’s Geneva headquarters said today, urging government delegations and experts gathered there to back the comprehensive approach needed to proactively address the drivers of the scourge, including through support of the Secretary-General’s action plan on the issue.

Addressing violent extremism ‘urgent human rights priority,’ warns UN chief

Top United Nations officials today urged the international community to develop effective, rights-based responses to violent extremism by examining its drivers and shifting away from the “security only” approach to dealing with the scourge.

Engagement with communities can help address factors underlying violent extremism – UN chief

Fully understanding those who might be susceptible to poisonous ideologies – addressing root causes of radicalization and helping individuals and communities before problems escalate – will assist the international community in developing effective, dignified and rights-based responses to “one of the gravest threats our world faces,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Faith groups fighting terrorist ideology need more empowerment

Faith groups fighting terrorist ideology that misuses religion need more empowerment from bodies such as the UN.

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UN chief introduces new action plan to prevent violent extremism

Violent extremism is a direct assault on the United Nations Charter and a grave threat to international peace and security, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today while presenting a new plan of action to prevent violence stemming from “poisonous ideologies.”