The third commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is taking place in trying times for the international community, with the ongoing consequences of COVID-19 felt around the world. With the international community focused on the response to the pandemic and many memorials and commemorations cancelled, it is critical to take the time to remember and honour the victims of terrorism.
More than 150 religious actors and prominent leaders today welcomed the momentous step taken by the representatives of the Christian, Kakai, Shia, Sunni and Yazidi communities in Iraq through the adoption of an Interfaith Statement on the Victims and Survivors of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) in March. This was convened as part of a virtual conference hosted jointly by the Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, the United Nations Investigative Team to promote accountability for the crimes committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) and Religions for Peace.
NEW YORK, 10 July (United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism) — The Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week organized by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism concluded its discussions on Friday, 10 July.
NEW YORK, 7 July (United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism) — The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre launched its first virtual exposition on 7 July as part of the United Nations Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week, which is taking place from 6 to 10 July.
Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week kicked off today, with discussions focused on the strategic and practical challenges of countering terrorism during the global COVID-19 pandemic.