UN takes on ‘violent extremism’ seen as a cause of terrorism

GENEVA- Government envoys, civil society advocates, social media gurus and UN officials have started a two-day conference billed as the first of its kind to tackle violent extremism, part of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s efforts to address the root causes of terrorism. Jehangir Khan, director of a UN counterterrorism task force, said violent extremism is threatening all major UN missions and noted that Ban has made the issue a priority in his last year in office. Following terror attacks in Paris, Brussels, Istanbul, Beirut and beyond in recent months, Khan said Thursday: “Today the specter of violent extremism stalks the world again.”

via ynetnews.com

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