The President of the United Nations General Assembly urged the international community to advance its own thinking and refine its responses to addressing the challenges of violent extremism.
At a debate on countering the narratives and ideologies of terrorism, the Security Council requested its main counter-terrorism subsidiary body to present a proposal by 30 April 2017 for a comprehensive international framework on the
Co-hosted by the Government of Switzerland and the United Nations, the Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism – The Way Forward will take place on 7 and 8 April 2016 at the United Nations Office at Geneva.
With a “triple peril” of environmental degradation, poverty and insecurity facing the Sahel, Ban Ki-moon said during a visit to Mauritania that improving the situation in the region is a top priority for the United Nations.
The deadly links between violent extremism and extreme poverty could be broken through the creation of jobs, a reduction in inequalities and by building just and inclusive societies, the General Assembly heard today.
The General Assembly adoptes a resolution that "welcomes the initiative by the Secretary-General, and takes note of his Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.
The UN Conference on Human Rights of Victims of Terrorism is taking place on Thursday 11 February from 10 am to 6 pm at the United Nations Headquarters.
At a conference on the human rights of terrorism victims, the top UN political official urged Member States to engage with victims of terrorism and violent extremism to ensure that their human rights are fully respected.
Jeffrey Feltman, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs briefed the Council on UN counter-terrorism efforts against ISIL and its affiliates.
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 the General Assembly.