A/RES/70/291 United Nations Distr.: General 19 July 2016 General Assembly Seventieth session Agenda item 117 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 1 July 2016 [without reference to a Main Committee (A/70/L.55)] 70/291. The United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy Review The General Assembly, Reaffirming the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, contained in General Assembly resolution 60/288 of 8 September 2006, and recalling Assembly resolution 68/276 of 13 June 2014, which called for, inter alia, an examination of the report of the Secretary-General on the progress made in the implementation of the Strategy and of the implementation of the Strategy by Member States and for consideration to be given to updating the Strategy to respond to changes, Recalling the pivotal role of the General Assembly in following up the implementation and the updating of the Strategy, Recalling also General Assembly resolution 66/10 of 18 November 2011, recognizing the important work carried out by the United Nations Counter Terrorism Centre, established within the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Office, and its role in building the capacity of Member States to counter and respond to terrorism, noting with appreciation its continued contribution to strengthening United Nations counter-terrorism efforts, and encouraging Member States to provide resources and voluntary contributions to the Centre in this regard, Renewing its unwavering commitment to strengthening international cooperation to prevent and combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and reaffirming that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed, Reaffirming that terrorism and violent extremism as and when conducive to terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group, Recalling the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, 1 _______________ 1 Resolutions 53/243 A and B. 15-17045 (E) *1517045* Please recycle

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