On 11 September 2001, devastating terrorist attacks in the United States of America, including on the host city of the United Nations, dramatized the global threat of international terrorism and highlighted the need for a common, and multifaceted, strategy to combat it. While the most direct result of 11 September was the conflict in Afghanistan and the beginnings of United Nations efforts to assist in the transformation of that country, the international community also focused on strengthening international law and cooperation to prevent and suppress terrorism.

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