UN "global plan of action" to prevent violent extremism more than "just talk"

Jehangir Khan, director of both the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) and the UN’s Counter-Terrorism Centre. Photo: UN Radio/Matthew Wells

A UN global plan of action to prevent violent extremism is being drawn up that will amount to much more than "just talk."

That's according to the senior official coordinating the effort, Jehangir Khan, who is the director of both the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) and the UN's Counter-Terrorism Centre.

His office is working with 38 different UN entities on a comprehensive plan for the Secretary-General, focused on terrorism prevention.

Following a series of deadly terrorist attacks across the world in recent months, both the Security Council and the General Assembly are working with member states to address the issue as a matter of urgency.

Matthew Wells spoke to Mr Khan, who described the counter-terrorism effort so far.

Duration: 2'21"

 

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