June 27, 2012 - New York - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is greeted by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York City, on June 27, 2012. Baird delivered remarks at the President of the General Assembly’s Seminar on Dialogue, Understanding and Countering the Appeal of Terrorism, at UN headquarters in New York, June 27, 2012.
“Too often and for too long, terrorism and its threat of violence have darkened the skies,” said Baird. “Until they have been vanquished, their darkness will cover the world once again.”
During his remarks, Baird underscored the need for global cooperation and the engagement of UN member states in defeating terrorism. Baird also urged partners to continue building resilience toward a safer, more just and peaceful world for all.
“Let today’s dialogue be the light that will fire counter-terrorism activity around the globe,” said Baird. “It takes only one spark to light a blaze that will push aside darkness and illuminate the world.”