Five years have passed since the UN Secretary-General established a Plan of Action calling for a two-part comprehensive approach focusing upon security-based counter-terrorism measures and preventive steps to address underlying conditions that drive people toward radicalization and violent extremist groups.
The Plan provided more than 70 recommendations to prevent the further spread of violent extremism. Over the last five years, policy, programming, and research are being heavily invested in around the world as many UN Member States are developing national action plans.
In this session, we will take stock of the learning and progress made while exploring some of the most significant milestones made in preventing violent extremism in the last five years. We will look at how the research agenda has evolved and where gaps still exist, and to what level the Plan of Action has been implemented – if at all. Audience questions taken.