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Noted by the 131st IPU Assembly
We, members of the Executive Committee, gathered for our 270th session in Geneva, wish to express our deep concern over the spread of terrorism in the world. As an organization committed to promoting democracy, human rights, peace and international security, the IPU condemns all forms of violence, especially acts of terror and intimidation committed against innocent civilians under any banner.
We express our dismay over the proliferation of terrorist acts and their disastrous consequences on entire regions and countries throughout the world. Such acts result in political instability, social unrest, insecurity, internal displacement and mass refugee movements, not to mention widespread death and destruction. The humanitarian impact of terrorist acts is untold.
We deplore the formation and proliferation of terrorist groups and organizations, as well as the provision of weapons and funds to such entities. We appeal to all IPU Members to make concerted efforts to stem the spread of terrorism and extremism. We also call on the media to play their part in reporting objectively and on parliamentarians, as opinion shapers, to play an active role in dispelling the myths surrounding extremist ideologies that may lead to terrorist acts.
We are unanimous in stating that terrorism in any form is indefensible. We appeal for calm and peace, which are the only guarantees of a stable and secure future for the next generations.