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Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Terrorism risk, including the underlying causes and manifestations of violent extremism, whilst sharing some common attributes and factors, can vary significantly across (sub-) regions. Therefore, it is important not to adopt a "one size fits all" approach, but instead to ensure that generic principles, factors and so forth are appropriately contextualized. In this regard, one helpful tool is the Global Implementation Survey of the implementation of Security Council 1373 (2001) requirements which summarizes key threats, trends and so forth within the (sub-) geographical regions of Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America.

African regional initiatives against violent extremism

Asian regional initiatives against violent extremism

Inter-American regional initiatives against violent extremism

To date, the OAS does not seem to have adopted specific instruments or initiatives aimed at preventing or countering violent extremism. It is possible though that such measures fall within the broader remit of "Prevent, Combat and Eliminate" terrorism which form the basis of OAS General Assembly and CITCE outputs, for example:

See national initiatives, for example:

  • US Department of State, and USAID (2016). Joint Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism .
  • US Department of State, Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism "mission is to promote U.S. national security by taking a leading role in developing coordinated strategies and approaches to defeat terrorism abroad and securing the counterterrorism cooperation of international partners." More resources available here.

The Middle East and the Gulf - regional initiatives against violent extremism

[Note: It was not possible to consider all LAS outputs due to their availability in Arabic only. It may be that other initiatives and outputs exist as well.]

European regional initiatives against violent extremism

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Council of Europe

European Union (EU)

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