Today marks the International Day for the Prevention of Violent Extremism as and when Conducive to Terrorism

February 12, 2023
Photo: UNDP Uzbekistan

On 20 December 2022, the UN General Assembly declared this day in order to raise awareness of the threats linked to violent extremism, as and when conducive to terrorism, and to enhance international cooperation.

UNDP condemns violent extremism in all its forms and manifestations and stays committed to buttress efforts in Uzbekistan aimed at addressing the conditions conducive to the spread of violence and radicalization.

UNDP is carrying out in Uzbekistan the global project "Strengthening Resilience against Violent Extremism in Asia" (STRIVE ASIA) - a partnership between EU and UN. Through the project activity, UNDP supports the Government in the implementation of the "National Strategy of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Counter Extremism and Terrorism for 2021-2026", by contributing in efforts in mahallas to improve socially inclusive decision-making, to develop and implement projects in the field of prevention of extremism and social reintegration, meaningful citizen participation, raising awareness and public vigilance, and to expand the understanding and knowledge of people in this field.

Within the project, UNDP organized special courses for over 150 mahalla leaders on various aspects of preventing violent extremism and responding to early signs of radicalization; sub-granted initiatives of local NGOs in the field of preventing violent extremism; established advisory groups to represent community interests.