Because the Department of State (State) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provide different viewpoints, tools, and expertise, the two agencies determined that a joint strategy utilizing the diverse strengths of both bodies is the United States’ best option for preventing and countering the spread of violent extremism (CVE). That strategy, released May 28, outlines the agencies’ plans for CVE moving forward, and will be updated every two years.
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The "broad-brush tarring of the entire [nonprofit] sector is contrary to the evidence base and has been criticised by the NPO sector," the Global NPO Coalition on FATF stated in its April 29 submission on revisions to Recommendation 8.
Nonprofit organizations (NPOs) have several opportunitites for advocacy around counter-terrorism financing (CTF) laws and policies that impede their work. At its April 18 consultation with NPOs in Vienna, Austria, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) agreed to accept written comments on revisions to its Recommendation 8 (R8) on nonprofits and look at NPO-suggested revisions to the Interpretive Note (IN).
On February 25, 2016, 58 nonprofit organizations (NPOs), including umbrella groups with more than 300 member organizations, sent a letter to the U.S. Departments of Treasury and State asking them to convene a multi-stakeholder dialogue as part of a broader effort to ensure that registered, law-abiding NPOs are able to access the global financial system.
In a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, more than 50 organizations, including the Charity & Security Network, raise serious concerns about the UN's plans for preventing violent extremism (PVE), including a resolution and an upcoming panel on “human rights and preventing and countering violent extremism” at the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council.