To highlight the progress and achievements of the network, the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch and the UNODC Regional Office for South Asia organized a side event during the 32nd session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) in Vienna on May 24, 2023. The event focused on "Promoting a South Asia Regional Network of Practitioners for Preventing Violent Extremism (SAN-PVE)."
Delegates from participating countries emphasized the positive advancements made at the national level due to the collective efforts of SAN-PVE. They particularly recognized the importance of this "peer-to-peer networking and learning platform," which facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices among practitioners with diverse backgrounds. The discussions also highlighted the network's successful role in promoting a whole-of-society approach by prioritizing human rights, gender-sensitive measures, and initiatives targeting youth. Overall, participants commended the value and achievements of SAN-PVE as a "successful initiative, serving as an exemplary model for other regional forums."
The event was funded by the European Union and the Government of Japan.