25 May 2021 – Today the European Union, UNODC and Indonesian Governmental and Non-Governmental actors gathered on the occasion of the 1st coordination meeting within the STRIVE Juvenile project in Indonesia. This meeting is foreseen as the primary national level governance mechanism to support the implementation of the project and was led by the National Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT) that is the National Lead Coordination Agency for STRIVE Juvenile, and co-chaired by the EU and UNODC.
STRIVE Juvenile is a three-year project funded by the European Union and implemented by UNODC, in cooperation with three selected partner countries (Indonesia, Iraq and Nigeria), which foresees activities aimed to prevent and counter violent extremism affecting children, in full respect of human rights, gender equality and international law.
The Project Coordination Meeting will play a key role as a forum for project stakeholders to guide, follow-up, and monitor progress made as the project is implemented, and to foster a culture of shared ownership. In his opening remarks, Mr. Marc Vierstraete-Verlinde, the EU Representative and Counter-Terrorism/Security-Expert for S/E Asia, stated: “This national coordination meeting today is a sign of the strong national ownership that characterizes the STRIVE Juvenile project. We are particularly delighted that the Civil Society plays a strong role in line with the whole of society approach pursued by the Government of Indonesia.”
National ownership is the underpinning principle of UNODC’s activities around the world. UNODC will prioritize national ownership by working closely with the national counterparts, and will rely on the participation and contribution of national institutions that play a leading role in preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism, as well as those who are tasked with respecting, protecting and fulfilling child rights.
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