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Global Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Programme

Launched in January 2021, UNOCT's Global Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) Programme aims to enhance the capacity of Member States, UN entities, regional organisation, and civil society in areas including strategic communications, youth engagement and empowerment, policy assistance, mental health and psychosocial support, gender, and human rights. Capacity-building is developed using a human rights, evidence based, co-design approach, which is specially tailored to the needs and existing capacities of beneficiaries, within the local context in which they operate.

Programme will offer integrated capacity building packages that address the needs of beneficiaries, aiming to: 

  • Strengthen resilience of beneficiaries
  • Develop and upgrade the technical capacities of beneficiaries
  • Increase capacity and enhance the coordination of UN entities
  • Design, develop and deliver policy and programming
  • Develop a robust M&E framework
  • Facilitate the sharing of good practices and lessons learned
  • Provide thought leadership
  • Mainstream gender and human rights approaches in PCVE

Programme Portfolios  

The UNOCT mandate within Pillar I of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy considers push and pull factors, by addressing the structural and individual conditions conducive to violent extremism and terrorism. Against that background, the Programme will engage in nine substantive and mutually reinforcing portfolios. 

Training Courses 

As a starting point, the Global PCVE Programme is offering two self-guided courses:

  • Introductory course on Strategic Communications for PCVE 
  • The Youth Engagement and Empowerment Programme 

The courses are introductory and self-paced, and designed to be complementary to our live virtual and in-person training. Please click on each course to find out more information.

We hope you find these courses both useful and enjoyable.

List of Courses