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16 / January / 2016

UN SG Ban Ki-moon calls for a new global partnership to confront violent extremism

On 16 January, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon presented a Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism  to call […]

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On 16 January, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon presented a Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism  to call for global partnership to confront the turmoil of violent conflict triggered by this peril.

Challenging the United National Charter, violent extremism is a direct threat to international peace and security. As it is not tied to any single religion, nationality or ethnic group, “the Plan is an urgent call to unity and action” to address the drivers of violent extremism by Member States.

“Many years of experience have proven that short-handed policies, failed leadership, heavy-handed approaches , a single-minded focus only on security measures and an utter disregard for human rights have often made things worse”, said the Secretary-General.

Club de Madrid introduced its Madrid+10 project through the 2015 Policy Dialogue, focused on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism. Aimed at addressing these issues, the Madrid+10 Policy Dialogue targeted identifying good practices, policies, tools and mechanisms, as well as increasing the engagement and bring together influential political leaders, policy makers, and experts on the matter, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon himself.

Madrid+10 aims to bring together the collective wisdom, ideas, experiences and political will of policymakers and opinion formers to build a Global Consensus on how to confront and prevent radicalization and violent extremism anywhere. Because of the international involvement on the matter, Mr. Ban Ki-moon welcomed this initiative, as he recognized Club de Madrid’s members can play an important role in mobilizing this political will.

Therefore, the Madrid+10 project wishes to continue playing a significant role in this effort to reinforce global collective action, while at the same time increasing public engagement and promoting grassroots initiatives in countering violent extremism.

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