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Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism through Communications and Empowerment Strategies Involving Youth
June 28, 2018 | 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
| UN Headquarters, Conference Room 9
The side-event will provide an opportunity to share experiences and good practices by Member States, United Nations entities, media experts and civil-society organizations in communicating with youth and youth-based organizations, in both on-line and off-line spaces, with a view to countering and preventing violent extremism through communications and empowerment strategies involving youth. One of the primary objectives is to share good practices and experiences in developing communications initiatives to counter terrorist narratives and to strengthen youth resiliency.
Ms. Tarja Mankkinen, Head of Development, Police Department, Ministry of the Interior of Finland
Mr. Moustafa Ayad, Head, International Communications Programmes, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)
Mr. Matteo Sestito, Political Analyst and Public Information Officer, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)