UN High Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism - 28 – 29 June
The UN High Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism will be held at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York from the 28th to 29th of June, 2018 against a backdrop of rising violent extremism and terrorism globally. It is convened by the UN Secretary General to enable stakeholders and civil society in particular to share information and resources that will be useful to support members states in effectively countering and preventing violent extremism and terrorism.
CSPPS Nigeria FP, Theophilus Ekpon has been invited to address the assembly and share his experience around Preventing Violent Extremism following the CSPPS-funded research on the role of youth in PVE in the Lake Chad Basin region. The conference will help to position both CSPPS and the IDPS as a partnership platform for early response through dialogue.
The conference and future engagements with the UN Counter-Terrorism Office will enable the CSPPS to strategically influence and provide input into the prevention of violent extremism work of the UN by bringing to bear civil society perspectives.
Read the open statement on the High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism here.