Human Security Collective is a signatory to a letter sent to the UN Secretary General raising concerns about the UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy from a civil society point of view. The letter highlights the following about the UN Strategy:
- insufficient attention to the important role that civil society plays in both PVE and counter-terrorism and the need for the United Nations to continue to champion a “whole-of-society” approach to address these challenges
- failure to emphasize sufficiently the centrality of protecting human rights when addressing the threats of violent extremism and terrorism
- need for the strategy to be informed by evidence-based monitoring and evaluation efforts so that any UN-funded assistance programmes in this field are effective and not doing inadvertent harm
For the full letter, see here.