Side Event on the margins of the Second United Nations Counter-Terrorism Week organized by the UN Office on Counter-Terrorism. Co-hosted by the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme, this session will bring together an expert panel to discuss the main opportunities and challenges of enhancing prevention of violent extremism efforts through the use of online data and tools. The panel will present concrete experiences, discuss how civil society actors and community stakeholders can make better use of such tools and how to overcome emerging challenges, including capacity gaps and ethical and protection concerns of online data collection and usage.

Date and time: June 25, 2021, 8.00-9.30 am EST



Organized By : Global Justice Center

People of Burma/Myanmar increasingly see themselves as abandoned by the international community. This is especially true for women, a longtime target of military violence.
Join a special press conference by Women's League of Burma, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, and Global Justice Center where ethnic women activists and international experts will present critical grassroots demands to world leaders.
Date and time: Jun 24, 2021 08:00 PM (Bangkok time)



Organized By : Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

The appearance of COVID-19 and the subsequent global pandemic has put immense pressure on governments and economies around the world as they deal with the health, social, political and economic effects of the pandemic. When these effects meet underlying tensions in a state's governance structures, the potential for atrocity crimes to occur increases. 

In the Asia Pacific, COVID-19 has the potential to further harm populations already vulnerable to atrocity crimes, contribute to triggering events and underlying risk factors that could cause atrocity crimes, and limit the region's response capabilities. 

Join the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect for release of a new report ''COVID-19 Pandemic and Implications for Atrocities Prevention: Lessons from East Asia'' on June 23 from 1 PM (Brisbane time). 

Registration is open on this link


Organized By : Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

Join us for a discussion on applying an atrocities prevention frame to conflict drivers in the United States. What steps should we take to prevent mass violence? And what can we learn from partners and communities from the global south?

- Theo Sitther, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Peacebuilding

- Max Pensky, Co-Director, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP), Binghamton University

Time: Jun 23, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada). 



Organized By : Peace Direct

Are you a local activist, changemaker, organizer, healer, or peacebuilder? Then join Principles for Peace and Peace Direct in a one-day conversation on ‘Local Ownership in Peace Processes' on June 22 discussing how to better structure, sequence and build more inclusive peace processes around the world. 

During the consultation, some of the key questions we will be asking are as follows: 

  • What do you understand by the term ‘local ownership’? What about ‘local leadership’? Are these terms useful?
  • What do you think current approaches to peace processes have failed to consider when it comes to local actors?
  • What do you think of the relationship between the international community and the local actors in peace processes?
  • How could we achieve greater local ownership in peace processes?

While the main language of the consultation will be in English, there will also be opportunity for more focused discussions in French, Spanish in Arabic. Participants who speak French, Spanish and Arabic will be able to use the automatic translate function built into the discussion platform.

Register for the consultation using this link, by June 17th.