On 15 January 2016 the Secretary-General presented his Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism to the General Assembly.
In recent years, terrorist groups such as ISIL, Al-Qaida and Boko Haram have shaped our image of violent extremism and the debate about how to address this threat. Their message of intolerance – religious, cultural, social – has had drastic consequences for many regions of the world. Holding territory and using social media for real-time communication of their atrocious crimes, they seek to challenge our shared values of peace, justice and human dignity.
In the Plan, the Secretary-General calls for a comprehensive approach encompassing not only essential security-based counter-terrorism measures but also systematic preventive steps to address the underlying conditions that drive individuals to radicalize and join violent extremist groups.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/UNGA?src=hash”>#UNGA</a> just adopted resolution A/70/L.41 on <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/UNSG?src=hash”>#UNSG</a>'s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/PreventVE?src=hash”>#PreventVE</a>. More: <a href=”https://t.co/6fIRigbGu1″>https://t.co/6fIRigbGu1</a></p>— UN Political Affairs (@UN_DPA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/UN_DPA/status/698175093797752834″>February 12, 2016</a></blockquote>
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