PCVE POLICY

PCVE POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR THE MEDIA PROFESSIONALS

The international community and the United Nations, there is an increasing importance of Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education (PVE-E). This interest was stated in the 2005 UNESCO Executive Board decision, in which Member States expressed their collective commitment to PVE-E and request UNESCO to support capacity building of key stakeholders (197 EX/Decision 46), but also in the United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/70/L.55 of 1 July 2016, “The United Nations global Counter-Terrorism Strategy Review”; and the Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism issued by the UN Secretary-General in 2015.

In a similar manner, the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF) has prioritized the topic of education in the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) working group since its inception in September 2011. This priority theme has led to the development and acceptance of a framework document, the Abu Dhabi Memorandum on Education and Countering Violent Extremism in September 2014, which was developed in consultation with Hedayah. The good practices were rooted in several expert workshops, desk research, and capacitybuilding courses on CVE & education that were conducted through Hedayah from 2013-2014. Hedayah also supported the Abu Dhabi Action Plan on Education and CVE, which was released in September 2015.

My work in the area of PCVE –MTF builds on its longstanding commitment to peace and human rights education is vigilant with informative and imperative plan which aims to equip professional learners with knowledge but above all psycho-socio-emotional skills that nurture respect for all, build a sense of belonging to a common humanity and help the media professional s who are the learners to become responsible and active global citizens for a peaceful, inclusive and sustainable world. As such, I have developed several education resources such as (i) a Professional Actors TOT’s Guide on managing the discussions in relation to the prevention of violent extremism.