Wednesday, September 29, 2010

UN Security Council Adopts Statement on Fighting Terrorism

United Nations Flag With terrorism continuing to pose a serious threat to global peace and security, the Security Council stressed the need to enhance collective efforts to defeat a scourge that is not unique to any one country or region.  In a presidential statement adopted this week, the 15-member Security Council urged all Member States and the UN system to address gaps in the global fight against terrorism, and stressed that counter-terrorism remains a priority on the international agenda.

“The Security Council recognizes that terrorism will not be defeated by military force, law enforcement measures, and intelligence operations alone,” it stated, underlining the need to “address the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism.”  The statement also underscored that effective counter-terrorism measures and respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law are complementary and mutually reinforcing, and are an essential part of a successful counter-terrorism effort.

(Adapted froma UN Press Release)

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