‘One size fits none’ approach to young terrorists ‘could really backfire’: new UN University report

How does a child end up working for a terrorist organization that’s responsible for killing his own father?

That’s one of the questions addressed by a new report from the UN University (UNU) that’s drawn on two years of fieldwork.

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Returning foreign terrorist fighters pose ‘enormous challenge with no easy solution,’ Security Council told

With violent extremists having suffered defeats in Syria and Iraq, the international community must step up cooperation to address the complex problem of foreign terrorist fighters returning home or travelling to other regions, the head of the United Nations Office against Terrorism, Vladimir Voronkov, told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Adopting new resolution, UN Security Council moves to thwart terrorists' access to weapons

The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons, particularly small arms and light weapons, the “destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of which the 15-member body said “continue to pose threats to international peace and security and cause significant loss of life.”

News in Brief 21 June 2017 (PM)

UNAMA “doing all it can to contain political tensions” in Afghanistan

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UN chief strongly condemns terrorist attacks in London

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned last night's terrorist attacks in London and expressed solidarity with the people and Government of the United Kingdom in the combat against terrorism and violent extremism.

News in Brief 24 April 2017 (PM)

Concerns mount for “safety and protection” of 400,000 in Raqqa, Syria

Concerns are mounting for the “safety and protection” of more than 400,000 civilians living inside the city of Raqqa, in Syria, which has been the de facto capital of the ISIL terrorist group since 2014.

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News in Brief 17 April 2017 (AM)

Iraq: Mosul displaced approaching 500,000

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News in Brief 10 April 2017 (PM)

Security Council condemns “barbaric and cowardly” terrorist attack in Sweden

The Security Council has underlined the need to bring to justice those responsible for this weekend’s terrorist attack in Stockholm.

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UN Gender Focus: survivors of atrocities in Iraq, sexual violence and Olympic Games

“Heart-wrenching” testimony from survivors of atrocities in Iraq

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Trauma of terrorist crimes against Yazidis laid bare in new report

A report setting out for the first time the systematic crimes of genocide against the Yazidi minority in Iraq, by the terrorist group ISIL, has been presented to the UN Human Rights Council.

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