According to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, terrorism in Afghanistan is reviving and could become a global threat.
To ensure its efficacy, the UN Secretary-General has stated that the response to terrorism must be founded on the rule of law, respect for human rights, and gender equality.
The remarks were made during a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights, Civil Society, and Counter-Terrorism Conference in Spain.
“As a moral duty, a legal obligation, and a strategic imperative – let’s put human rights where they belong: front and centre in the fight against terror.,” he said at the gathering.
The UN Secretary-General stated that the threat was growing and global, citing the expansion of ISIS and al-Qaeda in Africa and the resurgence of terrorism in Afghanistan.
Governments, organizations, civil society activists, and human rights defenders gathered in Spain for a two-day counter-terrorism meeting.