Preventing Violent Extremism

Cabinet Exit Memo by Ambassador Samantha Power

In re-engaging the United Nations, we have not compromised our national interests, but advanced them; we have not overlooked the dysfunctions of the UN system, but sought to tackle them; and we have not muted our values, but defended them vigorously and credibly.

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Press Statement On the Attack at St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack today on Christian worshippers outside St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo that has killed more than 25 people and injured dozens more.

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Joint Statement on Group of Friends on Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism

We reaffirm that violent extremism is a global threat, which cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization, political or ethnic group.

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Joint Statement by Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Expanded Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL / Daesh

The Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Counter-ISIL (Da’esh) Coalition Small Group, Military Coalition and members that have made major non-military contributions met today in Washington at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to build momentum and accelerate the multi-front campaign to defeat Da’esh in Iraq and Syria.

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United States Condemns Terrorist Attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport

The United States strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and our hopes for a quick recovery for the wounded. We will remain in close touch with Turkish authorities throughout the investigation.

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Preventing Violent Extremism: The Way Forward – Statement by Under Secretary Sewall

Under Secretary Sewall

U.S. Statement at the Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism: The Way Forward Under Secretary Sewall Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Friday, April 8, 2016   ****** Deepest thanks to the United Nations and the Government of Switzerland for convening us here today. Ten years ago, when U.N. Member States endorsed the first-ever Global Counter-Terrorism […]

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A/C Siberell: Statement at the Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism


The Secretary General’s Plan of Action provides a useful framework for a whole-of-UN approach to preventing violent extremism.

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Ambassador Robinson’s Statement at the Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism


The United States applauds the UN for its efforts and the Secretary General for his leadership in crafting this Plan of Action. I am confident that the importance of prevention in the broader discussion on violent extremism is not lost on anyone in this room.

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U.S. and Jordan Expanding Communications Partnerships against Violent Extremism

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel and Jordanian Ambassador to the United States Dr. Alia Hatoug Bouran signed an agreement today that will expand the partnership between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in online messaging and engagement against violent extremism.

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President’s FY 2017 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of State and USAID

The President’s Budget request for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) directly supports the National Security Strategy by helping to build and sustain a more secure, prosperous, and democratic world.

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