The Global Center is pleased to announce two additions to its board, Laila Bokhari and David McGowan. Laila and David will each serve three-year terms, starting in September 2020.
“We are thrilled that Laila and David will be joining our board,” said Rachel Briggs OBE, Chair of the Global Center’s Board of Directors. “They bring the requisite passion and skills to expand the Global Center’s network of partners and thought leaders in diverse sectors.”Read More
This policy brief explores how government and civil society can advance their cooperation in the rehabilitation and reintegration of individuals convicted and imprisoned for violent extremism or terrorism-related offenses. It presents the current state of cooperation between government and civil society in the rehabilitation and reintegration process, then outlines the potential objectives of further cooperation. For each objective, the brief explores the opportunities and challenges of cooperation for both governments and civil society.
The seventh review of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy offers a critical moment to reflect on the UN’s role acting against the changing landscape of security. As the institution marks its 75th anniversary, the global landscape is punctuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, growing authoritarianism, shrinking civic space, and declining support for multilateralism. This report, the fifth in the “Blue Sky” series, explores how the UN’s comparative advantage can be leveraged to improve the policy development, interagency coordination, delivery, and impact of counterterrorism and preventing violent extremism efforts in support of the Strategy. The recommendations focus on (1) calibrating the UN counterterrorism architecture; (2) situating UN counterterrorism efforts within the prevention framework; (3) engaging and supporting civil society; (4) mainstreaming human rights; and (5) assessing the Strategy’s implementation.
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