NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday proposed appointing a UN Counter-Terrorism Coordinator to promote better coordination, collaboration and cooperation among all players to defeat terrorism.“By working together – from strengthening law enforcement to tackling the underlying drivers of extremism – we can greatly reduce this major threat to peace and security,” the UN chief told the Security Council, during its debate on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. The meeting – organized by Azerbaijan, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency for this month, and whose President, Ilham Aliyev, chaired Friday’s discussion – comes ahead of next month’s review by the General Assembly of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.Adopted by the Assembly in September 2006, the strategy is based on four pillars: tackling the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism; preventing and combating terrorism; building States’ capacity to prevent and combat terrorism and to strengthen the role of the UN system in that regard; ensuring respect for human rights for all and the rule of law as the fundamental basis for the fight against terrorism.Ban noted that terrorism is a “significant” threat to peace and security, prosperity and people, and the global community continues to pursue a robust and comprehensive response.While collective efforts have disrupted attacks and disabled terrorist networks, recent attacks in Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria and Yemen demonstrate that the threat is still formidable, he said.  He highlighted the need to focus special attention on conditions conducive to spreading terrorism, as well as to pursue the integrated approach to terrorism and violent extremism embodied in the Global Strategy.“That means countering the appeal of terrorism, strengthening capacity building and protecting human rights as a central part of our response,” he said. “It means resolving differences peacefully, providing education and job opportunities, promoting development and inter-cultural dialogue, and addressing the grievances that terrorists exploit.”It also means promoting respect for human rights and respect for the rule of law, which are integral to any sustainable counter-terrorism approach, and recognizing and alleviating the suffering of victims,  Ban added.He also urged Member States to make full use of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, which he called a valuable tool for creating an integrated response for capacity-building and for sharing best practices.