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Saturday, November 18, 2017

UN chief warns terrorism ′unprecedented threat′ to world peace


By DW Nov. 17, 2017 

State responses to terrorism have eroded the very human rights of citizens that states attempt to protect, said Antonio Guterres. With terror attacks on the rise in Europe, the UN chief called for a balanced approach.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday described modern-day terrorism as an "unprecedented threat to international peace, security and development" during a speech at London's School of Oriental and African Studies.

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  1. The UN Secretary-General warns that states can actually make the people less safe by undermining good governance and the rule of law, referring to policies that erode human rights to bolster counter-terrorism efforts. The best way to counter terrorism is revision of government structures to improve power and resource allocation. Also needed is One World under One Set of Laws and a commitment to a common destiny for humankind. Ensuring human security, including 'personal safety', is the most urgent duty of constitutional guarantors. This means revising constitutional standards as needed to keep pace with changing times and allow governments to protect their people from fear. See the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development.

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