As the United Nations nears the end of a 10-year review of its 2006 Counter-Terrorism Strategy and deliberations of its Platform for Action to Prevent Violent Extremism, input to the process submitted by the peacebuilding community expresses concern with the "cognitive dissonance" between states' counterterror (CT), countering violent extremism (CVE) and development agenda.
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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.
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.