UNDP commences Preventing Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism in Central Asia Regional Dialogue series with a first meeting for mapping the evidence and research base

The Regional Dialogue devoted to mapping the research in the area of Violent Extremism Conducive to Terrorism in Central Asia was the first among five regional dialogues to be hosted by the Central Asian countries. The dialogue series is part of the regional UNDP initiative aimed at prevention of violent extremism conducive to terrorism in Central Asia, and generously funded by the Government of Japan.

OSCE co-organizes international conference on challenges and approaches to security co-operation in Astana

New challenges and approaches to regional and global security in Central Asia were the focus of an OSCE-supported international conference held in Astana on 26 October 2018. The event was jointly organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Astana, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and the Kazakhstan Council on International Relations, with support from the Institute of Diplomacy under the Academy of Public Administration and the Public Opinion Research Institute.

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.

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”.

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.

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