University General Assembly Sixth Committee


Pamela Flamenco
El Salvador

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Committee: General Assembly Sixth Committee

Topic: Measures to Eliminate Terrorism

Country: Colombia

The Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism defines terrorism as “criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public [or a] group of persons […] for political purposes.” (United Nations General Assembly, par. 3). At present, terrorism represents the greatest threat to international peace and security: in 2016, 106 countries experienced at least one terrorist attack, 77 recording at least one death as a result of it (Institute for Economics and Peace, p. 41). Current trends show that terrorism breeds more easily in conflict zones, such a...