Combating terrorism

12 May 2019, Auckland

Opening remarks at press encounter with Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand

Thank you very much Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. First of all, happy Mother’s Day. This is a visit of both solidarity and gratitude. Solidarity first of all with the victims of Christchurch, with their families, with the community, with the city but also with the people and the government of New Zealand.
 

07 May 2019, UN Headquarters

Remarks at the Official Launch of the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme

I established the Office of Counter-Terrorism in 2017 for several fundamental reasons:
 
To help strengthen international counter-terrorism cooperation;
 
To expand multilateral networks for sharing information to detect, identify, disrupt and prosecute terrorists;
 
And to ensure that Member States most affected by terrorism have the capacity to tackle this evolving threat.
 
The recent despicable attacks in Kenya, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, among others, are tragic reminders of the global reach of the scourge of terrorism.
 

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01 March 2019, UN Headquarters

Remarks to Group of Friends on Preventing Violent Extremism

Thank you for your membership in this important group of friends.
 
Since September 2017, when it was established by Jordan and Norway, the group has served as a useful forum for exploring lessons learned and best practices.
 
Today our focus is on how to defend the rights of women, place their voices and expertise at the centre of our strategies, and work together with them to limit and prevent violent extremism.
 

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