UN of­fi­cials urge youth to fight against vi­o­lent ex­trem­ism

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Is­tan­bul: United Na­tion of­fi­cials on Thurs­day called on young peo­ple around the world to stand against vi­o­lent ex­trem­ism as ter­ror groups like the Is­lamic State are in­creas­ingly tar­get­ing the youth. As part of the chang­ing world, “the youth must be ac­tively en­gaged in shap­ing last­ing peace, con­tribut­ing to me­di­a­tion and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion,” said the high rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the United Na­tions Al­liance of Civ­i­liza­tions (UNAOC), Nas­sir Ab­du­laziz Al-Nasser. Ad­dress­ing a meet­ing in Is­tan­bul on the role of youth in pre­vent­ing and coun­ter­ing vi­o­lent ex­trem­ism, Al-Nasser stressed that “peace­ful and in­clu­sive” so­ci­eties can only be sus­tain­ably built with strong par­tic­i­pa­tion and com­mit­ment of the youth. Xin­hua

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