Argentina in Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism

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Friday, 08 April 2016
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The Argentine Republic participated yesterday and today in the “Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism,” co-hosted by the United Nations and the Government of Switzerland, held at the United Nations Office at Geneva. The event took place within the scope of the Plan of Action prepared by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, in the context of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy review.

The Plan of Action is based on a balanced application of the United Nations pillars to fight against terrorism, with special emphasis on a preventive approach, in order to face the conditions and factors that promote violent extremism at the local, national, regional and global levels. Ministers and deputy ministers from several countries attended the conference and expressed their support for the United Nations Plan to coordinate national policies aimed at preventing international terrorism.

The Argentine delegation, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Foradori, stated that our country, which has suffered two vicious terrorist attacks, condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Mr. Foradori further stated that the reasons for the appearance of this kind of extreme violence are deeply linked to, among other factors, racial, religious, cultural and economic issues, violations of human rights as well as civil and political rights, inequality, corruption, poverty, and poor governance.

Deputy Minister Foradori also remarked that the Argentine Republic is not indifferent to these violent manifestations that are regrettably frequent across the world and which it strongly and categorically condemns, as terrorism is one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, human dignity, peaceful coexistence, the consolidation of democracy, and the economic and social development of nations.

Argentina supports the Secretary-General’s Plan, in view of its preventive nature, which seeks to enshrine a comprehensive framework to fight the violent extremism that leads to terrorism, in a context of unconditional respect for international law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international refugee law.

Press release No. 092/16.
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