Terror knows no boundaries, faith, religion or righteousness. The only face of terrorism is incident of crime and violence that intend to disturb world peace and order. Ever since the September 11 attack in the United States, terrorism and terrorists have often been used interchangeably to denote degenerating levels of world order. As the world has become a global village and as we march towards a barrier-free world, we also need to keep in mind that terrorism is also marching alongside us in the same direction.
[...] Impact on world peace The continuous cycle of violence leaves a question on everybody's minds: Will violence result in more violence? By December 2001, Afghan civilians were believed to be killed by US-led bombers. Around 3,500 civilians were believed to have been killed in the incident. Also, many aid agencies criticized the food drops for not delivering much actual aid and being a token gesture, rather than an effective one One of the major suspicions that were voiced before the retaliation started is that retaliated violence could result in more retaliated violence. [...]
[...] We are witnessing a rapid transformation in the methods of terrorism .The traditional methods are now being replaced by electronic methods and these are posing serious threats to modern societies.3 The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines cyber terrorism as: unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, civilian population, or nay segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” According to the United States' perspective, the Al Qaeda is the most dangerous terror group. [...]
[...] In order to address the shortcomings in the area, the UN has created the post of a UN high commissioner for terrorism to coordinate these initiatives. The Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) is currently playing the role of a global coordinator among the different organizations. The CTC has conducted a worldwide audit of global counter- terrorism, but has not met its expectations. One reason for the shortfall could be the lack of enthusiasm by the US. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, the US was the driving force behind many efforts that were launched by the UN. [...]
[...] A treaty known as the Council of Europe Convention on Cyber Crime was formed to fight against cyber terrorism. This was the first international treaty to be formed to address the problems of all the nations under the given menace. Role of the United Nations in fostering peace The United Nations has responded to the numerous attacks of terror across the world. It has set up specialized agencies at the global level, and has used their norm-setting authority to set standards in the various counter- terrorism-related fields. [...]
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