Regional workshop I

Addressing Conditions Conducive to the Spread of Violent Extremism and Terrorism

As part of Phase III of the Project “Towards a comprehensive implementation of United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia”, the regional workshop “Addressing Conditions Conducive to the Spread of Violent Extremism and Terrorism” was organized jointly with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism- the UN Center for Counter Terrorism (UNOCT-UNCCT)  in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 21-22 May 2018.

It brought together Central Asian policy makers, practitioners, civil society organizations, experts as well as experts from countries outside of the region and representatives of regional and international organizations in order to share experiences, strategies, best practices and challenges in preventing violent extremism and addressing conditions conducive to the spread of violent extremism and terrorism.  

The two-day workshop provided an opportunity to review efforts made in addressing conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism and violent extremism and discuss drivers of violent extremism and terrorism in the region, exchanging good practices and lessons learned in implementing pillar 1 of the JPoA in Central Asia, sharing good practices from elsewhere, as well as considering the recommendations stemming from the UN Plan of Action on the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) which found resonance regionally and nationally in Central Asia through the Ashgabat Declaration.   

Download background  information in PDF format:

SEE PHOTO GALLERY

AGENDA

CONCEPT NOTE SUMMARY OF DISCUSSIONS LIST OF PARTICIPANTS