United Nations Security Council


Raynald Gozali

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Country: Myanmar

Committee: United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

Topic Area: Combating radical terrorism in Africa

Radical religious terrorism is an issue that has only cropped up in the past three decades, yet has escalated to the point where it must be a top priority for the government of any country, be it whether they’re in Asia, Africa of the Americas. We, as a people, must continuously and determinedly work together to ensure the total and complete eradication of such misguided and violent ideologies, but must also tread carefully in order to avoid worsening the situation. A delicate balance must be struck, but by close and proper coordination, an appropriate solution can be found.

One of the most prominent terrorist groups is the Boko Haram in Nigeria, which since 2009, has led a terrifying and deadly insurgency that has displaced 2.3 million people from their homes, leading it to being classified as the world's deadliest terrorist group in 2015. The most significant incident which has been cast into many people's minds will likely be the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in April 2014, which gained the group notoriety and sparked an international outcry and campaign to get the victims safely home. Since then, significant global attention has been given to the group and its cruel human rights violatio...