UN takes on 'violent extremism' seen as a cause of terrorism

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 12:52 PM

N. executive have opened a two-day conference billed as the first of its kind to tackle violent extremism, portion of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon'south efforts to address the root causes of terrorism.

UN takes on 'violent extremism' seen as a cause of terrorism

Government envoys, civil society advocates, social media gurus and U. N. executive have opened a two-day conference billed as the first of its kind to tackle violent extremism, portion of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon'south efforts to address the root causes of terrorism.

Jehangir Khan, director of a U. N. counterterrorism task force, said violent extremism is threatening all major U. N. missions and well-known that Ban has made the issue a priority in his latest year in office.

"There is number fast fix, there is number magic wand," he said at the start of the conference.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Khan said a key aim of the meeting was to obtain governments and communities on the same page, such as focusing on disillusioned, unemployed or disadvantaged youths that radical groups love Islamic State and al-Qaida love to recruit.

Khan said the meeting was the first time that the international community had arrive together since the Sept. eleven, two thousand one attacks in the United States to see at the "prevention agenda" — not just the response to terrorism.

Ban is expected to speak to reporters as the conference, co-sponsored by Switzerland and attended by roughly thirty government ministry representatives, ends on Friday.

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