Preventing radicalization “is key to ending terror”

Jehangir Khan, head of the UN’s Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF). Photo: UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Thousands of fighters from more than 100 countries are engaged in terrorism, evidence that a purely military response to violent extremism isn't enough, the UN said Tuesday.

In an appeal for a rethink by the international community, Jehangir Khan, who heads the UN's Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTIT), said that prevention is what states should be doing now.

Speaking ahead of a high-level conference on the issue in Geneva beginning Thursday, Khan told Daniel Johnson how countries will be expected to come up with national action plans designed to stop people becoming radicalized in the first place.

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