UN Chief Urges to Address Root Causes of Crisis in Central Asia - The Daily Outlook Afghanistan

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UN Chief Urges to Address Root Causes of Crisis in Central Asia

UN Chief Urges to Address Root Causes of Crisis in Central Asia

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday urged parties concerned to address the root causes of crisis in Central Asia and build peaceful societies resilient to terrorism and violent extremism.
Addressing the Security Council meeting of “Building regional partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia as a model to link security and development,” the UN chief said that “only by addressing the root causes of crisis, including inequality, exclusion and discrimination, will we build peaceful societies resilient to terrorism and violent extremism.”
“Sustainable development is a fundamental end in itself, enabling people, communities and societies to flourish and fulfil their potential,” he said, adding that “sustainable and inclusive development is also an important factor in preventing and ending conflict, and in sustaining peace.” The United Nations development system is engaged in supporting governments throughout the region to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to invest in sustainable economic growth, including greater opportunities for young people, women and girls, he said.
“Education, vocational training and jobs must be an absolute priority in national and regional development cooperation,” he added. (Xinhua)