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Human Rights must be defended in the fight against terrorism: UN main

Mr. Guterres pointed out the need to prevent vacuums, where terrorism may breed.   “When we all protect human rights, we have been in fact tackling many of the main causes of terrorism”.   “Terrorism remains a worldwide scourge — an affront to humanity on every level , ” he added.   Speaking at the ninth meeting associated with the  UN Worldwide Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact in New York, this individual urged for all counter-terrorism insurance policies and initiatives to be “firmly grounded” within their defence.   Mr. Guterres’ words come ahead of the upcoming review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy within June.  

Terrorism in vacuums 

He urged intended for data-driven tools and strategies to be placed “at the guts of our approach to building peacefulness and security — including counter-terrorism efforts”.   The UN chief said that the particular Compact’s work was today “more important than ever”.  

UN Secretary General António Guterres pays tribute to the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel during his visit to India in October 2022.
Mr. Guterres also highlighted the issue of regulating technology “where terror can spread at the touch of the button” .  

Including prevention to address the financial and social conditions that can lead to terrorism in the first place; addition, to ensure that counter-terrorism strategies reflect a wide array of voices, communities and constituencies, and “through placing human rights and the principle of law at the core of counter-terrorism policies”.  

Holistic approach 

The UN chief called for the proposed New Agenda for Serenity to focus on “a holistic and comprehensive approach” to building “societies in which terror does not have any home” .   He defined these as vacuums associated with security, of political plus civic institutions, of chance and hope, and regard for human rights, equality and dignity, especially for minorities and women and girls .  

Reaction grounded in data 

Since the launch in 2018, this Compact has grown to 45 member and observer entities and has also started meaningful engagement with civil modern society and private sector partners.   Yet he warned that “when it comes to the collection, analysis and strategic use of information, we are several steps behind”.   UN Secretary General António Guterres pays tribute towards the victims of the 26/11 fear attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel during their visit to India in October 2022. “Combatting fear must never ever be used as an excuse for trampling on people’s human rights, ” he mentioned .   Tackling the threat requires an “equally nimble and adaptive response, grounded in data and evidence”.   UN Photo/Vinay Panjwani

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