UN / ISIL

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Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov said, “we need to remain vigilant to mitigate the risk posed by the evolution of ISIL and its affiliates, deny it new recruits, and prevent its resurgence.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / ISIL
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DATELINE: 27 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

27 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3.SOUNDBITE (English) Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism:
“We need to remain vigilant to mitigate the risk posed by the evolution of ISIL and its affiliates, deny it new recruits, and prevent its resurgence. It is essential that Member States keep a comprehensive and long-term perspective in this fight. This requires urgent political leadership and a principled approach, based on international law and human rights standards.”
4. Med shot, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism:
“Acute concerns also remain about the challenges posed by foreign terrorist fighters, returnees and relocators. Between twenty-four thousand and thirty thousand of which have survived from the initial estimate of forty thousand. Member States also have to contend with the threat posed by ‘frustrated travelers’, the number of which is hard to estimate.”
6. Med shot, Security Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Michèle Coninsx, Executive Director, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED):
“Because of the short sentences given to many returnees, owing to evidentiary and jurisdictional challenges, there may be limited opportunities to engage them in rehabilitation and reintegration programmes prior to their release. In turn, extend periods of pre-trial detentions without guarantees of due process can undermine the effectiveness of rehabilitative measures and increase the potential risk that such individuals may radicalize others to violence within prison systems.”
8. Wide shot, Security Council
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Michèle Coninsx, Executive Director, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED):
“It’s essential to address the needs of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence. In the immediate term, this includes upholding victims’ rights and addressing their humanitarian needs. But it also requires the development and implementation of prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration strategies that strengthen victim-centred approaches across a range of issues and recognize communities as key partners in the process of reintegration.”
10. Wide shot, Security Council
11. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Gennady Kuzmin, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations:
“However today, once again I wish to underscore the fact that in order to counter international terrorism, there is a need for the international community to operate in a cohesive way. It is necessary to harness the conditions that are created following the eradication of the terrorist staging ground in the Middle East. It is necessary to pull efforts to suppress further spread of terrorist threat, to force stall spiraling tensions in the region, and to settle all existing issues politically and diplomatically on the basses o international law and under the central coordinating role of the United Nations. “
12. Wide shot, Security Council
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Jonathan Cohen, Acting Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations:
“The United States remains concerned over the concentration of these fighters, in otherwise civilian displacement camps and the potential for radicalization to violence where they are present. The United States encourages the Member States to repatriate, prosecute their citizens as appropriate in order to bring those responsible for ISIL’s crimes to justice. We also support efforts to protect displaced persons and to help them return to their communities.”
14. Wide shot, Security Council
STORYLINE
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov said, “we need to remain vigilant to mitigate the risk posed by the evolution of ISIL and it affiliates, deny its new recruits, and prevent its resurgence.”

Briefing the Security Council on the ninth “Report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL(Da’esh) to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of Member States in countering the threat,” Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov today (27 Aug) said that the preort outlines how, despite its territorial defeat in the Syrian Arab Republic in March 2019, ISIL continues to aspire to global relevance. It capitalizes on its affiliates and inspired attacks and has an estimated residual walth of up to three hundred million dollars at its disposal.

He said, “it is essential that Member States keep a comprehensive and long-term perspective in this fight. This requires urgent political leadership and a principled approach, based on international law and human rights standards.”

Voronkov also noted, “acute concerns also remain about the challenges posed by foreign terrorist fighters, returnees and relocators. Between twenty-four thousand and thirty thousand of which have survived from the initial estimate of forty thousand.”

He continued, “member States also have to contend with the threat posed by ‘frustrated travelers’, the number of which is hard to estimate.”

Also briefing the Council is Michèle Coninsx, Executive Director of Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).

She noted that Member States have reiterated to CTED their concerns at the potential risks posed by the imminent release of imprisoned FTFs, both men and women, in the absence of appropriate rehabilitation and reintegration programmes.

Coninsx said, “because of the short sentences given to many returnees, owing to evidentiary and jurisdictional challenges, there may be limited opportunities to engage them in rehabilitation and reintegration programmes prior to their release.”

She continued, “in turn, extend periods of pre-trial detentions without guarantees of due process can undermine the effectiveness of rehabilitative measures and increase the potential risk that such individuals may radicalize others to violence within prison systems.”

Coninsx also noted that “it’s essential to address the needs of survivors of conflict-related sexual violence. In the immediate term, this includes upholding victims’ rights and addressing their humanitarian needs.”

She added, “but it also requires the development and implementation of prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration strategies that strengthen victim-centred approaches across a range of issues and recognize communities as key partners in the process of reintegration.”

Russian Ambassador Gennady Kuzmin underscored that “in order to counter international terrorism, there is a need for the international community to operate in a cohesive way.”

Kuzmin continued, “it is necessary to harness the conditions that are created following the eradication of the terrorist staging ground in the Middle East. It is necessary to pull efforts to suppress further spread of terrorist threat, to force stall spiraling tensions in the region, and to settle all existing issues politically and diplomatically on the basses of international law and under the central coordinating role of the United Nations.”

US Ambassador Jonathan Cohen said that he United States remains “concerned over the concentration of these fighters, in otherwise civilian displacement camps and the potential for radicalization to violence where they are present.”

He added, “the United States encourages the Member States to repatriate, prosecute their citizens as appropriate in order to bring those responsible for ISIL’s crimes to justice. We also support efforts to protect displaced persons and to help them return to their communities.”
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