2023 End of the Year Message
Date : 19 December 2023
In 2023, the world grappled with a number of crises that demand action. It shows that our commitment to advancing a just and secure world has never been more important.
Violence plagues the Middle East and Ukraine, while several coups intensified instability on the African continent. Divisions among global leaders are exposed by failures to make meaningful progress on the climate crisis, food security, and the governance of artificial intelligence. Human rights are under attack globally, at a time of increasing polarization, hate speech, and disinformation.
I am reaching out today with a humble request to make a tax-deductible donation to the Global Center on Cooperative Security before the end of this year. No gift is too small to make a difference.
The Global Center promotes a human rights-based approach to security partnering with those most affected by terrorism and violent extremism worldwide. In 2023, among other achievements, we were able to:
- Train over 30,000 Kenyan corrections officers on addressing violent extremism in prisons and integrate this course into the recruits’ curriculum.
- Strengthen the capacity of public and private entities in Jordan, Albania, and North Macedonia to prevent terrorism financing.
- Release the sixth edition of the Blue Sky report which analyzes the United Nations’ counterterrorism efforts and provides recommendations to improve implementation.
But we cannot do our work without your support that will enable us to strengthen peace and security where it is most needed.
On behalf of the Global Center, I would like to thank you for your contribution and wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and a peaceful 2024.