UN Chief Message for 9/11 Terror Attack Victims: United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday remembered the victims of the 9/11 attacks. He said that the voice of the survivors of such terror incidents matters. On behalf of the United Nations Chief (UN), Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed gave this message to the United Nations Global Congress of Terrorism in New York on Sunday (September 11).
In a tweet, Antonio Guterres said, “Today my thoughts are with the loved ones of those killed in 9/11 and all of New York.”
Today my thoughts are with the loved ones of those lost on 9/11, and all the people of New York – the city I have called home for several years, and host to the @UN and so many colleagues who will never forget. pic.twitter.com/blT3BaauON
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 11, 2022
Amina Mohamed said, “Solidarity, support is a moral obligation and human rights are necessary for the victims of terrorism, but let’s be clear that today’s Congress is not just for benefiting the victims. It is about preventing and ending terrorism everywhere. An important part of our efforts.” He said to amplify the voices and thoughts of the victims and survivors. Your voice counters the extremist.
“Terrorism is linked with other global crises”
Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed said that poverty, political and economic instability increase terrorism. It affects people of all ages and genders and of all cultures, religions and nationalities. It is a direct threat to international peace and security. It hinders sustainable development and undermines human rights and the rule of law. Terrorism is associated with other global crises.
UN’s message to the victims of terrorism
Amina said that for all these reasons, the United Nations has stepped up efforts to counter terrorism. The International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism was established in 2017. Two years later, the General Assembly passed a resolution calling on member states to support the victims of terrorism.” The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations himself sent a message to the victims, saying “Your voices matter. We will continue to listen to you and let you know. you’re not alone.”
Terrorist attack on September 11, 2001
Let us tell you that on the morning of September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four commercial planes traveling from the North Eastern US to California. The hijackers rammed the first two planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the third into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the US military) in Arlington, Virginia.