Young people’s role in preventing violent extremism


28 June 2018; 13:15 – 15:00
Institute of International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza 12th floor Conference Room, New York
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Leading policy-makers, practicioners, civil society, private sector, and youth voices will be joining the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the UN and GCER to discuss best practices and intiatives that empower young women and men to fulfil their role as protagonists in preventing and countering violent extremism. The panel will offer varying perspectives on how young people understand and work to prevent violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism, through activities based on community and social cohesion.


Opening Remarks

H.E. Ms. Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations
Ms. Carol Bellamy, Chair of the Governing Board Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office

High-level Panel

Ms. Åsa Regnér, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
Mr. Shamil Idriss, Chief Executive Officer, Search for Common Ground
Ms. Sabah Al Haidoos, Chief Executive Officer, Silatech
Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
Mr. Eric Rosand, Director of the Prevention Project: Organizing Against Violent Extremism
Mr. Pitom Mustafi, Youth Representative, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Bangladesh
Mr. Enrique Roig, Director, Citizen Security and Practice Area, Creative Associates International
Ms. Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
Ms. Fatima Zamen, CVE Youth Expert, leads a CVE roadshow in scholls across the UK