UNGA president calls for "better coordinated" world response to "complex" challenge of terrorism

16:25, September 09, 2010      

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Terrorism remains a " complex" challenge that requires a "better coordinated and effective response" from the international community, the president of the UN General Assembly, Ali Treki, said on Wednesday.

"In spite of continuing efforts by the United Nations, member states, international, regional and sub-regional organizations as well as the civil society, the menace of terrorism continues to spread with its serious destabilizing and disruptive consequences felt around the world," Treki said here at a plenary meeting of the General Assembly to review the UN anti-terror strategy.

Calling it a "serious challenge, a complex one," Treki said it requires "a more holistic, better coordinated and effective response from the international community."

For the second time, the 192-member body reviewed the UN global strategy to counter-terrorism, which was adopted unanimously by the General Assembly in 2006. It focuses on four main pillars of action: tackling the conditions conductive to the spread of terrorism; preventing and combating terrorism; building state capacity and bolstering the role of the UN; and ensuring respect for human rights and rule of law against the backdrop of the fight against terrorism.

A resolution is also expected to be adopted at the meeting, which calls for an integrated implementation of the four main pillars, as well as "enhanced engagement" between the world body and the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF).

"Most importantly it reiterates the assembly's strong and unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and whatever purposes," Treki said.

Source: Xinhua


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