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U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton calls GSN's newest film "moving"

22 September 2011

The Global Survivors Network was invited to screen their newest short film featuring victims of terrorism from around the globe as a part of the opening ceremony for the Global Counterterrorism Forum


The Global Counterterrorism Forum was created to provide a platform for counterterrorism policymakers and experts to share insights and best practices from their respective regions. This new initiative, co-chaired by the United States and Turkey, officially launched on September 22, 2011 at the onset of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York City. Foreign Ministers from Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates were in attendance.

Secretary ClintonAfter watching the GSN-produced short film, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton remarked, "I think the words of the Global Survivors Network that we have just heard and witnessed in this very moving documentary gives us the right basis on which to meet this morning, because clearly our goal is to work together to do whatever we can to ensure that there are not more victims anywhere in the world."

For a transcript of the opening remarks and more information about the forum please visit the US State Department website.