violent extremism

26 Apr, 2016

Alhendawi at UNAOC Global Forum in Baku: Young people want to craft new “narrative” for society

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From UN Radio The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab takes its name from the Arabic word for "youth," but young people there have been urged to reclaim the word by a UN official who also happens to be one of their peers. UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says this is just one way young people can

26 Apr, 2016

Baku: Violent extremism “affront” to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

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From UN News Centre The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, today emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to prevent violent extremism. “The Alliance is the soft power tool established to contribute to a more peaceful world by

13 Apr, 2016

Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education: Ministers back education for democracy

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From UNESCO Education ministers and officials from 50 countries attended the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education, in Brussels from 11-12 April, 2016, to discuss the theme "Securing democracy through education: The development of a Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture". Speaking at the event, which focuses on the democratic mission

8 Apr, 2016

Youth employment needed, “to pull out the roots of extremism”: World Bank Group President Jim Young Kim

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From World Bank World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim emphasized the importance of youth employment to sustainable development and combating violent extremism in his speech, "Development in a Time of Global Interdependence," delivered at an event in Berlin, Germany.  Read his full remarks here.  Excerpt from Kim's speech: ... But most worrying for us is the slow recovery