Preventing Violent Extremism through Education in Central Asia

The UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and UNESCO Headquarters, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held a Sub-regional workshop on the prevention of violent extremism through education on 13-15 November in Almaty. The workshop was organized within the framework of the partnership of UNESCO and UNODC on “Global Citizenship Education for the Rule of Law: Doing the Right Thing”.

UNODC Promotes Good Practices for the Prosecution and Adjudication of Terrorism Offenses in Central Asia

Prosecution authorities and judiciaries of Central Asian countries are faced with a number of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) who have travelled from the region to Syria and Iraq and have returned or may seek to return home. This phenomenon raises unique challenges in terms of developing an effective, appropriate and coordinated prosecutorial and judicial response. Good practices in such and other terrorism related cases, were the focus of a regional workshop held in Tashkent from 20-22 November 2018.

Joint UN and EU programme unites efforts with the Kazakh Government in prevention of violent extremism ideology spread in prisons

An effective prison system is a critical part of an effective criminal justice response to violent extremism and terrorism. Such a system should prevent further radicalization of prisoners, prevent violent extremism and terrorist activities from being directed or supported from within the prison system, and provide for the social reintegration of prisoners into society and thereby reduce recidivism. These and other issues were discussed at the high-level roundtable on “Preventing the spread of violent extremism in the penitentiary facilities" organized by the United Nations System, the European Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Prison Committee of the Ministry of Interior of Kazakhstan.

Regional Dialogue series with a second meeting focused on understanding the nexus of youth inclusion and PVE in the Central Asian region

Regional Dialogue devoted to the topic of Youth Inclusion and Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE): Understanding the Nexus was held in Almaty on December 3-4, 2018, with participants coming from government, civil society and international organisations from all the five Central Asian countries and globally.

UNODC assists Central Asian countries in developing measures to prevent extremist activities

Regional Workshop “Civil Society and PVE: Key Issues” organised under UNODC Project “Supporting Central Asian States to Strengthen National and Regional Frameworks for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism” and UNODC Regional Programme for Central Asia 2015-2019 on 13-15 March 2018

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