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Youth PVE: Preventing Violent Extremism
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2020 | 12 p.
Corporate author: 
UNESCO; United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)
Arab States

Violent extremism threatens the security and fundamental rights of citizens all over the world, and undermines the attempts of many countries to achieve sustainable peace. Many violent extremist organizations work by recruiting disenfranchised youth and inciting them to commit acts of violence. This project focuses on meaningful youth engagement because we believe that enhancing the resilience of young people will prevent their involvement in violent extremism and instead transform them into agents of positive change. We provide a framework for action that mobilizes UNESCO at multiple levels to provide young people with opportunities, knowledge and capacities to foster dialogue and cooperation in furtherance of PVE.

Resource Type: 
Conference and programme reports
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Preventing violent extremism / genocide
Level of education: 
Higher education
violent extremism
youth participation