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International Conference on “Youth, Peace and Violent Extremism

Important Dates:

Early Registration closes: 31st May 2018

Late Registration closes: 5th July 2018

World Youth Foundation, (“an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations”), and an NGO Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information will be hosting the International Conference on “Youth, Peace and Violent Extremism”, 30th July – 3rd August 2018, Melaka, Malaysia.

This year’s programme will provide an opportunity for young people from around the globe to come together to discuss, understand, share, find solutions and develop strategies on issues pertaining to Violent Extremism, Peace, inclusive societies and how they are building resilience in their communities to prevent Violent Extremism.. 

Objective of the Conference

The International Conference will create a safe and supportive environment for youth to participate in the fight against violent extremism. It is an initiative to engage young people to participate in the dialogue of preventing violent extremism and to enable them to realize the importance of combating violent extremism and building sustainable peace.

  • to provide young people with the opportunity to share experiences and viewpoints on good practices in addressing the drivers of violent extremism;
  • to identify the “push and pull factors” on the drivers of violent extremism
  • to examine and discuss the role of youths in preventing the conditions that are conducive to violent extremism and promoting sustaining peaceful societies;
  • to engage youth worldwide in addressing the challenges related to P/CVE, to include them in the decision making process on P/CVE issues as highlighted in UNSCR 2250
  • to discuss ways to strengthen the links between P/CVE and the related SDGs – as fully implementing the SDGs, with a focus on SDG 16 will help prevent violent extremism by addressing the socio, economic, political factors that enable radicalization; and
  • to empower youths through capacity building and offering opportunities for networking and cooperation.

Expected Outcome:

The International Conference is expected to generate the following outputs and follow up measures:

  • Identification of priority areas of action
  • Country-level activities in P/CVE and capacity building needs
  • Networking on P/CVE implementation facilitation in their respective countries

Where? Melaka, Malaysia

When? 30th July – 3rd August 2018

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