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Impact of COVID-19 on Violent Extremism and Terrorism   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The global COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has brought a significant threat to the safety, health and wellbeing of societies and communities around the world. In light of the crisis, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has recently called out for a global ceasefire and pleaded nations to focus on fighting the pandemic. Meanwhile, violent extremists across the ideological spectrum view the global pandemic as an opportunity for expansion. While COVID-19 and several measures taken by governments around the globe have contributed to the suppression of the activities of violent extremist and terrorist groups, the new 'normal' created by the crisis can also play into the hands of violent extremist and terrorist groups. At UNITAR [United Nations Institute for Training and Research], we have looked into facts and figures and identified the following trends and how to respond to them."

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