Workshop on Preventing Youth from Online Radicalization leading to Violent Extremism


The worskhop entitled “Preventing Youth from Online Radicalization leading to Violent Extremism” will look at the measures in place to ensure an Internet of Trust in the wake of violent extremism that is becoming a major challenge for many societies and is threatening the security and fundamental rights of citizens all over the world. The Workshop which is taking place within the framework of the Internet Governance Forum 2018, will take place at UNESCO Headquarters (Room IV), in Paris, France.
The United Nations System acknowledges that violent extremism has reached a level of threat and sophistication that requires concerted action beyond law enforcement, military or security measures to address development, good governance, human rights and humanitarian concerns. In 2013, the UNESCO General Conference passed already a resolution on Internet-related issues, which encouraged international and interdisciplinary reflection and debate on the ethical challenges of emerging technologies.

While there is a growing concern of the dissemination of violent extremist ideas through new means of communication, which are exploited for the purposes of extremist propaganda, recruitment by radical groups and incitement to commit violent acts motivated by hate and intolerance, the Québec’s Call for Action encourages all stakeholders to facilitate access to and use of the Internet and new communication technologies as tools and platforms that help prevent radicalization and violent extremism, condemn violence and hate speech, and promote inclusion, equality and intercultural dialogue.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 13.11.2018 15:00 local time
End 13.11.2018 16:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Du Toit, Jaco
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Jaco DuToit (Email:
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 50
Official Website
Link 1 IGF Website
Link 2 Québec’s Call for Action
Link 3 Information for All Programme (IFAP)
Link 4 Programme Information pour tous (PIPT)