African Countries have endorsed a 10-point plan to counter terrorism following the end of a two-day African regional high-level conference on counter terrorism and violent extremism.
Among the key resolutions is that Countries will support victims and survivors of terrorism, build regional and international partnerships, channel more resources towards security as well as create employment opportunities for the youth.
The was agreed during a two-day meeting at the UN headquarters in Gigiri Nairobi with African countries also a agreeing to foster regional and international partnerships.
The leaders also agreed to put more resources towards investing in job opportunities for the youth who are easily lured into terrorism networks and improve regional and sub-regional cooperation based on the structures, objectives, principles and values of the Peace and Security.
They have also resolved to engage young men and women in leadership roles, provide quality education and employment opportunities so as to build resilience to violent extremist narratives that promote hatred and division.
They also agreed to mobilize the entire international community to support and invest on partnerships with African countries so as to implement, Security Council Resolution 2322 (2016).
During the meeting calls for nations to devote greater energy, attention and resources to address the causes and symptoms of terrorism and violent extremism in Africa took center stage.
Member states also emphasized on the need to have an all-inclusive approach, promoting South-South cooperation, respecting human rights, countering the financing of terrorism as some of the effective ways to tackle terrorism and violent extremism.