Does the UN already have the tools to prevent violent extremism? The newly discovered role of social exclusion and discrimination in violent extremism

by Samuel Gordon, URG Blog, Blog, In Focus: Human rights and religion

When the United Nations was established in 1945 one of its fundamental ambitions was to create a world that wasn’t plagued by religious and racial persecution and discrimination. In the aftermath of WW2, the mantra of never again, was continuously used to represent the new commitment to the protection of religious and minority rights. This immediately began to manifest itself …

Previniendo el extremismo violento

La propagación del extremismo violento representa una amenaza directa a la seguridad internacional, al disfrute de los derechos humanos universales y a los esfuerzos mundiales para alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.   En la resolución A / RES / 70/254 de la Asamblea General sobre el Plan de Acción del Secretario General para prevenir el extremismo violento, aprobada por …

URG Board Member, Nazila Ghanea, addresses Human Rights Council during panel discussion on preventing violent extremism

by the URG team Asuntos contemporáneos y emergentes, Press, URG News

On 17th March 2016, URG Board member Nazila Ghanea participated in the Human Rights Council “Panel discussion on preventing violent extremism,” alongside Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN; Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights; Gastón Garatea, Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and former Chair of the National Bureau for the Fight against Poverty; Mehreen …