UNRCCA ORGANIZED TWO PREVENTIVE DIPLOMACY ACADEMY TRAINING SEMINARS FOR YOUTH FROM CENTRAL ASIA AND AFGHANISTAN
In June 2022, UNRCCA continued its work with young people from Central Asia and Afghanistan as a part of the Preventive Diplomacy Academy (PDA) initiative.
On 9 June, students of the Academy took part in an online seminar organized jointly with the UNDP of Turkmenistan, in which the first half was devoted to the problems of climate change and its consequences. The seminar participants were informed about the causes of climate change and the results of the greenhouse effect on the planet's ecosystem. In addition, the participants learned about the UN legal documents on the suspension of climate change using the examples of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.
In the second part of the online seminar, PDA students were introduced to the goals and objectives of digitalization and the project to introduce e-Government into society. The seminar was attended by specialists from UNDP Turkmenistan and representatives of the e-government development center of the Republic of Estonia.
The second online seminar for participants of the UNRCCA Academy of Preventive Diplomacy was organized jointly with the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) on 14 June with the following topic: "Regional and national approaches to countering violent extremism and terrorism in Central Asia."
Within the framework of this seminar, the attendees learned about the assistance UNRCCA and UNOCT and international and regional organizations provided to combat terrorism in Central Asia. Among other subjects, the participants discussed the role of youth in implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and the Joint Plan of Action for Central Asia. In addition, the youth of Central Asia and Afghanistan took part in a discussion on the importance of respecting human rights concerning counter-terrorism activity.
An independent expert took part in the seminar as a guest speaker, explaining to the participants the prevention of violent extremism through developing global citizenship.