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C&SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN's Work on Preventing Violent Extremism

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February 8, 2016
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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. 

CSN Board Member Critiques UN's CVE Plan

In a new blog, Charity & Security Network advisory board member Naz Modirzadeh, founding director of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, takes aim at UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon's new Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism. In it, she identifies three "fatal flaws," including its failure to define "violent extremism," its lack of convincing evidence of the causes or "drivers" of violent extremism, and its prescription for a "host of programmatic, political, and institutional actions with significant implications."

Read the blog here.  

State Department Outlines CVE Strategy in New QDDR

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May 12, 2015

Countering violent extremism (CVE) plays a prominent role in the second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), the State Department’s policy roadmap, released April 28 by Secretary of State John Kerry. While the CVE strategy, as outlined in the report, emphasizes the importance of a free and functioning civil society, it echoes the rhetoric from the February White House Summit on CVE and the September 2014 Presidential Memorandum, which focuses on restrictions imposed by foreign governments and does not address the global impact of U.S. restrictions on civil society. Desptie this, the QDDR presents yet another potential opening to create dialogue around this issue. Read more

State Department Outlines CVE Strategy in New QDDR

Date: 
May 12, 2015

Countering violent extremism (CVE) plays a prominent role in the second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), the State Department’s policy roadmap, released April 28 by Secretary of State John Kerry. While the CVE strategy, as outlined in the report, emphasizes the importance of a free and functioning civil society, it echoes the rhetoric from the February White House Summit on CVE and the September 2014 presidential memorandum, which focuses on restrictions imposed by foreigh governments and does not address the global impact of U.S. restrictions on civil society. Despite this the report presents yet another potential opening to create dialogue around this issue.

To Increase Peace, Tackle Corruption, Report States

Date: 
May 11, 2015

Improvements in peace are ultimately dependent on decreases in corruption, concludes a new report by the Institute for Economics & Peace, Peace and Corruption 2015. Although the report found that keeping corruption under control is essential for building and maintaining peaceful societies, there is no indication of the causal relationship between peace and corruption. Read more.

To Increase Peace, Tackle Corruption, Report States

Date: 
May 11, 2015

Improvements in peace are ultimately dependent on decreases in corruption, concludes a new report by the Institute for Economics & Peace, Peace and Corruption 2015. Although the report found that keeping corruption under control is essential for building and maintaining peaceful societies, there is no indication of the causal relationship between peace and corruption.

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