UNODC launches counter-extremism network for Central Asia region

UNODC launches counter-extremism network for Central Asia region. Image: UNODC22 May 2018 - The Central Asian Network for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism is now live at www.capve.org. Designed by UNODC's Terrorism Prevention Branch and Regional Office for Central Asia, the website serves as a resource tool for policymakers and professionals working against violent extremism. The site is hosted by the Academy of Law Enforcement Agencies under the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

UNODC's Terrorism Prevention Branch and the Academy jointly conceptualized and developed the website under the project "Supporting Central Asian States to Strengthen National and Regional Frameworks for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism". The Branch unveiled the website to the public at last week's 27th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

The website consolidates a wealth of knowledge on preventing and countering violent extremism practices, and aims to increase cooperation between government representatives, civil society groups, academia, international experts, and United Nations entities.

Shakir Shayakhmetov, Acting Rector of the Academy of Law Enforcement Agencies, said that the website would "unite the potential of [the] whole region" and provide instant, relevant information to a wide range of users.  

Users can find resources to understand current approaches and good practices for preventing crimes associated with radicalization, incitement, and recruitment of individuals for terrorist purposes. These resources are organized in a searchable e-library containing United Nations documents, training modules, regional instruments, and third-party research. The website features an events calendar highlighting ongoing projects in the region, as well as methods to contact focal points within the governments of the Central Asian countries.

The website will continue to be updated with relevant materials, event details, and links.

The project is funded by the Government of Japan.

Further Information:

UNODC in Central Asia

UNODC's work on terrorism prevention

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