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World peace is not only possible but inevitable

To accept that the individual, the community, and the institutions of society are the protagonists of civilization building, and to act accordingly, opens up great possibilities for human happiness…  


PVE and Strengthening Social Cohesion

As COVID-19 spreads, it is youth who are reaching out to vulnerable neighbours and volunteering to help the marginalized.  


Measuring the Economic Impact of Violent Extremism Leading to Terrorism in Africa

This study provides primary research on the economic cost and impact of violent extremism by looking at the economic cost of violent extremism focusing on 18 African countries.  


Conflicting Identities: The Nexus between Masculinities, Femininities and Violent Extremism in Asia

This research is the result of a joint effort between UNDP and UN Women to better understand the relationship between violent extremism and gender power relations in South and South-East Asia,…  


Young people are key to preventing violent extremism, says new UNDP report

New report underscores the need for systematic participation of young people in decision-making and governance to prevent and respond to violent extremism.  


New approaches to preventing violent extremism

All over the world poverty, discrimination, and inequalities exacerbate perceptions of exclusion and injustice and create a ‘perfect storm’ for radicalization.  


Global Counter-Terrorism Compact Coordination Committee Meeting

UN ASG and Director of UNDP's Crisis Bureau, Asako Okai's statement at the Global Counter-Terrorism Compact Coordination Committee Meeting  


A promising youth; fighting radicalization in Mauritania

With debates and training sessions, the Nouakchott youth centre is changing minds.  


Sustaining peace at the local level

Village committees and networks of women and young people are important for strengthening social cohesion at the Mauritania-Mali border.  


'Invisible' women; when home is not a sanctuary

The challenges women and girls face in returning to their communities after being associated with extremist groups.  

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