Online discussion on prevention of violent extremism through sports

 The UN Global Sports Programme is inviting interested participants to an online 90-minute discussion on 'Peace Beyond the Pitch: Prevention of Violent Extremism through Sports' on 28 September 2023 (8am New York time; 2pm Madrid time; 9pm Tokyo time).

To commemorate the International Day of Peace, the Global Sports Programme will hold a 90–min online discussion on 'Peace Beyond the Pitch: Prevention of Violent Extremism through Sports' on 28 September, 2023.

The event is aimed at emphasising the power of sport as a tool to prevent violent extremism so to directly pursue UN's sustainable developments goals.

The Global Programme on the Security of Major Sporting Events, and Promotion of Sport and Its Values as a Tool to Prevent Violent Extremism (Global Sports Programme) is led by the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), through its Programme Office in Madrid, in partnership with the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), and in close consultation with the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).

The Global Sports Programme’s key objectives are to:

a) assist Member States in protecting vulnerable targets in the context of Major Sporting Events.

b) leverage the power of sports and its values to strengthen social cohesion and build resilience to violent extremism.

The Global Sports Programme serves as a platform for thousands of experts, policymakers, and practitioners including 244 National Focal Points (NFPs) nominated by 118 Member States for substantive engagement vis-a-vis programmatic activities, and sport federations, associations, athletes and civil society organizations to share knowledge and perspectives benefitting all.



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