Practices and Reflections on Development, Security, and Peace in context of Violent Extremism and Terrorism

4 Nov 2014

On 10 June 2014 the side event “Practices and reflections on development, security, and peace in context of violent extremism and terrorism” took place in New York. The side event was hosted by the Dutch Permanent Mission to the UN and organised by Human Security Collective (HSC) in collaboration with West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), Hedayah, ICCT, Cordaid, United Network of Young Peace builders (UNOY Peacebuilders) and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). The side event took place on the occasion of the UN General Assembly fourth biennial review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism strategy (GA Resolution 68/276).

This report shares the main insights and discussions of the four panels of this side-event; 1) A human security approach to countering violent extremism in Mali, 2) Facilitating intra and inter-faith dialogue to prevent and counter violent extremism, 3) Reintegrating violent extremist offenders: a role for governments and communities, and 4) The role of young community leaders in fostering resilient communities. The report includes a short introduction of the multi-stakeholder approach to prevent and mitigate extreme violence. The report closes with recommendations that have been drawn from the different panels of the side-event.

Read the Meeting Note.