Organized by UNAOC and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN
In the light of current global events, there is an increasing need for international institutions to rely on local networks to counter violent extremism, fight intolerance, and foster intercultural understanding.
For that reason, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Mission of Germany have invited sixteen UNAOC Alumni and civil society leaders from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America to discuss the role of education in preventing radicalization and xenophobia at grassroots level.
Speakers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Iraq, Ireland, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Yemen will share good practices and recommendations in line with UNSG Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism (2015), which recognizes education as an important tool for the prevention of violent extremism and intolerance, and UNSC Resolution 2250 (2015), which acknowledges young people’s crucial role in advancing global stability.
The event will take place on Thursday December 15th from 3pm to 5pm at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations (871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017). A cocktail reception will be held afterwards.
You can find a concept note about the event and participants’ biographies here: http://www.unaoc.org/event/fellowship-alumni-event-2016/
If you are interested in attending, kindly submit an expression of interest here.