Day 1 | Session 3

One Plan, 79 Recommendations, Five years: The UN Secretary General’s Plan of Action

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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.  

14 June 2021

Start: 16:00 (CEST)
End: 17:00 (CEST)


Malin Herwig

United Nations Development Programme, Oslo Governance Centre


Raffi Gregorian

United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)

Junko Nozawa

Global Center on Cooperative Security

Simon Nyambura

IGAD Center of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (ICEPCVE)

Hanny Megally

Center on International Cooperation, New York University