Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity

revised 14 Feb 2017
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A development response to addressing radicalization and violent extremism

Based on the Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to prevent violent extremism and Sustainable Development Goal 16, UNDP has developed a global framework called 'Preventing Violent Extremism through Inclusive Development and the Promotion of Tolerance and Respect for Diversity'. This framework highlights that prevention of violent extremism needs to look beyond strict security concerns to development-related causes of, and solutions to, the phenomenon. UNDP’s approach to PVE reflects the fact that the world today faces two interlinked trends: the rise of violent extremism, and the need to govern increasingly diverse and multi-cultural societies. At the heart of UNDP’s approach is a belief that better governance of diversity will lead to societies better protected against violent extremism.

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