"Conflict in Libya has intensified cycles of violence and terrorism”, Guterres says

"Conflict in Libya has intensified cycles of violence and terrorism”, Guterres says

June 14, 2022 - 10:21
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Written By: LibyaMohammed

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres said during the eighth meeting of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact that the terrorism threat in Africa is in fact increasing, although the overall number of deaths from terrorism has declined.

Guterres stressed that the international community cannot effectively address terrorism without tackling the conditions conducive to its spread, such as weak institutions, inequalities, poverty, hunger and injustice.

“In conflict-affected countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya and Somalia, terrorism has intensified cycles of violence, fuelling further instability, undermining peace efforts, and setting back development goals”, Guterres added.

He also stressed that “this Compact continuing to support Member States in their counter-terror efforts from technical assistance and capacity-building, to helping build institutions that are people-centred, and grounded in human rights and the rule of law”.