Peace Beyond the Pitch: Prevention of Violent Extremism through Sports
The a 90-minute online discussion, is to commemorate the International Day of Peace. It also aimed at emphasising the power of sport as a tool to prevent violent extremism so to directly pursue UN's sustainable development goals.
The event is led by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), through its Programme Office in Madrid, in partnership with the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and
the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), and in close consultation with the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).
The Global Sports Programme’s key objectives are to:
a) assist Member States in protecting vulnerable targets in the context of Major Sporting Events, and
b) leverage the power of sports and its values to strengthen social cohesion and build resilience to violent extremism.