OPENING REMARKS AT UNITED NATIONS
HIGH-LEVEL CONFERENCE ON COUNTER-TERRORISM
New York, 28 June 2018
I am pleased to welcome you all to the first ever global High-level Conference of heads of counter-terrorism agencies of the Member States of the United Nations.
Terrorism and violent extremism undermine international peace and security.
They divide communities, exacerbate conflicts, and destabilize entire regions.
They hamper our efforts to promote and protect human rights and are an obstacle to sustainable development.
This complex global challenge has reached unprecedented levels.
It affects every country here today.
When I conceived this conference, my goal was clear – to improve international cooperation and information sharing, and to build new partnerships that can find practical solutions.
Today, the frontline against terrorism is increasingly in cyberspace.