Institucionales | 21.08.2019

Día Internacional de Conmemoración y Homenaje a las Víctimas del Terrorismo, 21 de agosto

Terrorism is one of the global challenges we face today.

“Terrorism” can be defined as the intentional and systematic use of actions designed to provoke terror in the public as a means to certain ends. Terrorism can be the act of an individual or a group of individuals acting in their individual capacity or with the support of a State. It may also be the act of a State, whether against the population (human rights violations such as forced labour, deportation, genocide, etc.), or in the context of an international armed conflict against the civil population of the enemy State.

The threat of terrorism is unprecedented. Terrorism can strike anywhere and at any time. Terrorism scars lives forever.
The fight against terrorism and violent extremism remains a key priority for the international community.

On 21 August, the United Nations observes the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. This day is meant to pay tribute to the individuals across the globe who have been attacked, injured, traumatized or lost their lives because of terrorist attacks. It represents a major step forward in standing in solidarity with the victims of terrorism.

UIA condemns all terrorist acts. Each act of terrorism is an assault on innocent people. The first human right is the right to live.

UIA expresses its heartfelt sympathy and solidarity with all victims of terrorism, their families and friends.