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Virtual Launch: Technical Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism through Sports

Virtual Launch: Technical Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism through Sports

Comprehensive guidance on how sport and sport-based programmes can be used in the context of Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) to address related risk and protective factors.

Date

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 14:00

The Technical Guide, developed in the context of the Youth Crime Prevention through Sport Initiative under the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration, provides comprehensive guidance on how sport and sport-based programmes can be used in the context of Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) to address related risk and protective factors. The guide identifies five areas of intervention through sports, namely safe spaces, social inclusion, education, empowerment and resilience, to prevent radicalization and violent extremism among youth, and provides guidance on strengthening the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of sport-based initiatives.

The event will highlight the important role that sport can play in preventing violent extremism and will serve to share experiences from states and civil society organizations on the effective integration of sport in national policy frameworks and the implementation of sport-based programmes.

When

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 2:00 PM CET

Where

Online (Microsoft Teams): Registered participants will receive a link to join the event.

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Agenda

Opening Remarks: 

  • Ms. Candice Welsch, Deputy Director, Division of Operations, UNODC
  • Mr. Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Thani, Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations (Vienna)

Presentations:

  • Mr. Alexander Schischlik, Chief of Section, Youth & Sport, UNESCO
  • Dr. Holly Collison, UNODC consultant, Institute for Sport Business, Loughborough University London
  • Mr. Peter Cheboi, Senior Liaison Officer, Kenya National Counter-terrorism Centre
  • Mr. Claus Farnberger, Senior Advisor, Austrian Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, Civil Service and Sport
  • Dr. Mohanned Arabiat, President of “Generations for Peace”, Civil Society Organization
  • Closing remarks:  Mr. Marco Teixeira, Senior Programme Coordinator, Doha Global Programme, UNODC
  • Moderator:  Georgia Dimitropoulou, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, UNODC

Visit the UNODC website for more information.

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