violent extremism

News in Brief 24 April 2019

  • Violence continuing to inflict ‘high levels of harm’ on Afghan civilians
  • More regulation on new technologies needed: UN Human Rights chief says after visiting Silicon Valley
  • ‘Violent extremism must not divide us’: UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Sri Lanka’s attacks
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News in Brief 17 January 2019

  • Former Côte d'Ivoire president remains behind bars, despite acquittal
  • ‘Deplorable conditions’ in Syria’s Rukban settlement
  • UN rallies communities to counter extremists with national unity
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UN enlists youth in combat against violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia

With one in four of the world’s 1.2 billion youth affected by some sort of violence or armed conflict, the United Nations on Tuesday launched a project to support new, youth-driven initiatives in education, science, culture and the media to prevent violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia

UAE focusing on making young people “positive agents”

Young people could be the “disruptive solution” to tackling the global challenge of violent extremism.

That’s the view of the Youth Minister in the United Arab Emirates, Shamma Suhail Faris Al Mazrui.

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“New and alarming patterns” of enforced disappearance emerging: Zeid

The practice of enforced disappearance is not decreasing, it’s “morphing”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said.

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Extremism flourishes when human rights are violated: UN official

The risk of violent extremism and terrorism can be reduced by guaranteeing social and human rights as well as access to opportunities and employment.

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Global response needed to tackle root causes of terrorism

The growing threat of terrorism around the world requires unified action to tackle its root causes.

That’s according to the senior official coordinating counter-terrorism policy at the UN, speaking exclusively to UN Radio.

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“Shifting security landscape” focus of Security Council deliberations

The changing nature of conflict has led to greater cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations such as the African Union and the European Union.

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