Policy Brief

Strengthening Multilateral Policies and Practices to Counter Violent Extremism

Author : Naureen Chowdhury Fink and Claire Elias
Date : August 2014

In view of its primary responsibility to maintain international peace and security, the UN Security Council plays a number of important roles in supporting UN entities and member states’ in their CVE efforts – whether through shaping international obligations and norms, mandating peacekeeping and political missions, or enhancing coordination and capacity within the UN Secretariat to meet emerging threats. This brief explores how the Security Council could better leverage these roles to further integrate CVE considerations into their responses to terrorism and conflicts that are influenced by terrorism and violent extremism. It also highlights some of the key challenges and opportunities in further integrating CVE practice into the work of the UN, in particular through Security Council.

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