Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Plenary Meeting
THE HAGUE - The Netherlands - The GCTF’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group Co-Chairs, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom (UK), organized the fifth plenary meeting of the Working Group in The Hague, on 13-14 April 2016. Participants discussed the outcome of the Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) (7-8 April)
and the way forward for the Working Group’s activities to best support the United Nations Secretary General’s Plan of Action on PVE
The meeting also gave participants the opportunity to identify challenges, needs and opportunities in developing national action plans (NAPs) and to agree on the priorities of the Working Group on this subject. Finally, participants reviewed the Working Group’s work plan’s priorities and suggested areas of cooperation (with practitioners’ organizations and/or other GCTF Working Groups), including through concrete commitments for implementation.
Key themes of discussion included:
- The need to create more synergies among GCTF Working Groups, members and partners (countries and practitioner organizations). Several participants and Working Groups’ Co-Chairs offered to further explore areas of cooperation.
- Stronger lessons learned processes are needed to design, conduct and implement effective CVE programs.
- Supporting the development of National Action Plans should be a priority of the CVE Working Group.