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The first UN Global Congress will be held on 8-9 September to pay tribute to the victims of terrorism across the world, including the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack victims. The United Nations Global Congress of Victims of Terrorism has been organized at the United Nations Headquarters in New York under the chairmanship of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. This Congress will provide a platform for the victims of terrorism to directly share experiences, challenges, stories of their resilience and contribution to the wider society in a socially connected environment.
First UN Global Congress of Victims of Terrorism
India at the United Nations tweeted, “The 1st #UN Global Congress of Victims of @UN Terrorism from tomorrow will be a tribute to the victims of terrorism across the world including the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks on 8-9 September.” According to the United Nations, audiences in Congress will be able to learn about the good practices done by member states and civil society organizations. At the same time, Congress will ensure that the voices of the victims are heard and that their experiences reach beyond their own countries and borders.
The opening of the Global Congress will see high-level participation, including UN chief Guterres, Counter-Terrorism’s Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov, co-chairs of the Group of Friends of the Victims of Terrorism, the King of Iraq, Spain and other senior UN and Representatives from the international community will attend.
The program of the Global Congress covers six broad themes that reflect the rights and needs given to victims of terrorism. The themes are: Recognition and Remembrance; Situation Analysis: The Changing Nature of Terrorism and Victims of Terrorism; protect the rights of victims of terrorism; rehabilitation, aid and support; Addressing the rights and needs of victims of terrorism with specific needs and access to justice for victims of terrorism.