Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and the SDG Agenda

The side-event produced an opportunity for participants to:

  • discuss how to prevent conditions that are conducive to violent extremism; 
  • share experiences and good practices in addressing the drivers of violent extremism;
  • discuss how to strengthen the links between C/PVE and the SDGs – as fully implementing the SDGs will help prevent violent extremism by addressing the socio/economic/political factors that enable radicalization; 
  • examine how C/PVE should be linked to the UN’s renewed focus on sustaining peace; debate how to further involve youth and civil society to prevent and counter violent extremis