At the Security Council, two senior UN officials stress the need for a renewed collective approach to counter-terrorism

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The United Nations Security Council held a meeting Thursday morning entitled: “Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts: a global approach to counter-terrorism – challenges and way forward”

At the beginning of the meeting, the members of the Council stood for a moment of silence in mourning and honor of all the victims of terrorist attacks over the years.

During his speech, Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Office of Counter-Terrorism, said that the continuing global threat posed by terrorism requires not only the Council’s persisting attention but also a renewed collective approach as outlined in the Secretary-General’s report “Our Common Agenda”.

The Secretary-General’s new peace agenda will pave the way forward in addressing converging risks and threats that include not only terrorism but also armed conflict, worsening climate emergency, poverty and inequality, unregulated cyberspace, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this regard, he reiterated the Secretary-General’s call for the promotion of multilateralism as a necessity rather than a choice.

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