Side Event, UN Counter-terrorism Week

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New York, Friday, June 29

HSC, UNESCO and UNOY held a joint side event, “A Human Security and Youth Leadership Approach to Preventing Violent Extremism: Examples from Jordan, Libya, Mali, Morocco, The Netherlands and Tunisia”, on the margins of the first High Level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of Member States, on Friday 29 June. It was co-hosted by the Permanent Missions of Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The event brought together young practitioners from Jordan, Libya, Mali, Morocco, The Netherlands and Tunisia to discuss the issues they encounter in their work contributing to the Prevention of Violent Extremism on the ground. In a panel moderated by the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) they discussed concrete examples of the work they are doing in their communities, good practices, as well as lessons learned. Furthermore, they shared recommendations for policymakers on issues important to them as young practitioners. Graeme Simpson, the lead author of the Progress Study on UNSC 2250, provided the closing remarks.

Read the concept note here. For a recording of the event, click here.