25 September 2019
This side event offered an opportunity to take stock of the state of play of prevention and countering of violent extremism and terrorism online, to gain further insights on the content of the Toolkit, and to identify opportunities where it can contribute to practical efforts. The Toolkit provides a practical and user-friendly guide for policy-makers and governmental experts on good governmental practices and references to existing international and regional initiatives and practices in preventing and countering violent extremism and terrorism online. The Toolkit further outlines means to efficiently and sustainably collaborate with information and communication technology (ICT) companies and civil society organizations based on shared responsibilities, while ensuring that any policy is respectful of human rights and the rule of law, and is context-specific and gender-sensitive. The Toolkit was developed in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), and formally presented at the GCTF Coordinating Committee Meeting on 23 September 2019.