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Call for applications - First Online Youth Consultation on Preventing Violent Extremism Through Sport

RAN wishes to inform its members about this unique opportunity for young adults. On 8 December 2020, the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and its partners, the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), launched a call for applications for an Online Youth Consultation on Preventing Violent Extremism through Sport, which will take place on 20-21 January 2021.

The consultation aims to gather the input and guidance of young people in developing various outputs such as an awareness campaign to be launched concurrently with global sporting events next year and with the involvement of professional athletes; a policy guide; a handbook; and an app. These products will aim to advance the power of sport and its social values as a tool to prevent violent extremism, and to strengthen the engagement and cooperation of youth and Member States in using sport to promote sustainable peace and development.

If you are between the ages of 15 and 29 years old and wish to contribute to the advancement of sport in promoting social inclusion, ensuring sustainable peace and preventing radicalization and violent extremism, then you are encouraged to submit an application to participate in the consultation.

The deadline to submit an application is 24 December 2020, 4:00PM Eastern Daylight Time (New York).

Further details and instructions on how to apply are available on the UNAOC website.