Combating terrorism

English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة اليوم العالمي للاجئين.
English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة بدء العد التنازلي لفترة المائة يوم المتبقية قبل حلول اليوم الدولي للسلام في عام 2019.

13 May 2019, Christchurch

Remarks during visit with Muslim community in Christchurch

As salam alaikum.
I thank this community very much for their welcome – particularly during this holy month of Ramadan. 
Every Ramadan I make a visit of solidarity somewhere around the world.  Last year, it was in Mali – the year before that, in Afghanistan. 
This year, because of the terrible terrorist attack against your community, I wanted to be here with you.  

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.

English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة اليوم العالمي لحرية الصحافة.
English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة اليوم الدولي لتعددية الأطراف والدبلوماسية من أجل السلام.
English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة الذكرى السنوية الخامسة والعشرين للإبادة الجماعية المرتكبة ضد التوتسي في رواندا.
English translation unavailable for رسالة بمناسبة يوم التوعية بخطر الألغام والمساعدة في الإجراءات المتعلقة بالألغام.

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.