Chairman’s Opening Remarks
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If democratic governance is recognized by the freely expressed will of the majority of the people, then terrorism is the crassest antithesis of democracy. It is the attempt to subjugate and pervert the will of the people and its elected leadership by a minute bunch of reckless people resorting to terrifying threats and unbridled violence. International terrorism strikes on land, air and sea, wherever it can find an easy prey. It causes airliners to be transformed into flying fortresses, embassies to be turned into citadels and public places to be guarded like military installations. Since it cannot be worked out within the framework of the United Nations, the governments that care and count should urgently convene a special conference open to all states which are prepared to outlaw and combat international terrorism. The democratic world urgently needs a visible and tangible manifestation of its determination to protect its liberty.