Government and society required to address storge of terrorism – Bryan Acheampong

Minister of state in charge of National Security, Hon. Bryan Acheampong has made a clarion call on government and society at large to assist in countering terrorism which has become a global kanker.

Speaking on the theme “Strengthening international cooperation to combat the evolving threat of terrorism” at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, he said:

“A whole government and society approach is required to address the storge of terrorism, it is therefore pertinent that member states engage and empower the youth, women, children, families, cultural and educational leaders. Local communities and NGOs in order to prevent the drivers of violent extremism and also to address conditions that are conducive to the spread of terrorism”

The Minister said, it has become a necessity to mobilize international cooperation and support to address the increasing interest in terrorism, adding that, no country can be said to be completely free from the global threats of transnational terrorism and terrorist organizations.

The Minister of state in charge of National Security expressed the country’s readiness to combat terrorism.

He appealed to the United Nations and it’s Member States to collaborate in order to bring an end to terrorism and make the world a better place for all.

On 28th to 29th June 2018, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres convened the first United Nations High-level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of Member States, at United Nations Headquarters.

The conference aims to build a new partnership for multilateral cooperation to strengthen the international community’s counter-terrorism efforts.

Conference participants include Member States represented by Heads of Counter-Terrorism agencies, regional organisations, civil society organisations, and the United Nations Global counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact Entities.