The terrorist group is on the defensive militarily in several regions, but is also adapting to military pressure by resorting to covert communications such as the ‘dark web.
Strongly condemning all terrorist attacks in West Africa, particularly those carried out by Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad Basin, the United Nations Security Council stressed the need to combat terrorism and to address the conditions
The United Nations Security Council calls on all countries to establish national controls to prevent proliferation of such weapons as well as their means of delivery.
A growing number of United Nations Member States are assessing specific terrorist financing risks and the vulnerability of their financial and economic sectors to terrorist financing.
Exploitation of the Internet and social media for terrorist purposes can only be defeated through active participation and collaboration of Member States, international and regional organizations, civil society, and the private sector.
Amid increased attacks from violent extremist and terrorist groups, the UN peace operations must be better prepared to face such asymmetric threats, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the Security Council.
The international conference, Internet and the Radicalization of Youth: Preventing, Acting and Living Together reaffirmed the positive potential of information technologies to build bridges among people and convey narratives that counter hate
Following a meeting with Afghan civil society representatives in Kabul, senior UN officials stressed that securing women’s rights is essential to strategies that combat violent extremism and encouraged the Government to develop and
Presenting his new report to the General Assembly, the UN expert on counter-terrorism and human rights has warned that migration policies which are restrictive or violate fundamental human rights may in fact create conditions conducive to terrorism.
On 13 October 2016, the UN General Assembly appointed, by acclamation, the former Foreign Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon when he steps down on 31 December.