Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returnees…

Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Returnees from Syria and Iraq - 2022 UNOCT Málaga Conference (Side Event 4)
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High-Level International Conference on Human Rights, Civil Society and Counter-Terrorism "For a future free from terrorism: Building resilience with civil society through the rule of law and human rights"

.The side event will focus on the experiences of the United States of America and the Republic of Uzbekistan in relation to the rehabilitation and reintegration of individuals and families returning from Syria and Iraq, and in particular the contributions made by local civil society organization to address concerns by community members who have expressed fears and security concerns about this group, including concerns that returnees from Syria may pose security threats. The panel discussion will offer insights into the practices of rehabilitation of returnees and their family members, at a national level, as well as from a regional, and international perspective. The speakers will explore best practices, challenges, and lessons learned, using practical examples from Member States working in partnership with civil society on rehabilitation and reintegration of returning FTFs and their families. The panel discussion will be followed by a moderated Q&A session. The side event aims to enhance awareness among government and non-government actors on good practices for rehabilitating and reintegrating returning FTFs and their family members while addressing security concerns expressed by communities of return, as well as provide a platform for practitioners, CSOs, and related experts to share insights and experiences related to the rehabilitation and reintegration of returning FTFs and their family members.

The side events will provide a space to inform, raise awareness, foster understanding, stimulate debate and dialogue, gain political support and influence, and establish networks. Side events offer a platform for rich discussion to generate innovative and fruitful recommendations regarding some of the most acute counter-terrorism and prevention and countering of violent extremism (CT/PCVE) challenges. The outcomes of these events are expected to enrich the main conference's plenary discussions, to help accelerate global momentum and deepen international commitment to implementing the United Nation's Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

The 2022 UNOCT Málaga Conference will bring together Member States, United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact entities, international and regional organizations, human rights and civil society organizations, experts and other stakeholders to engage in a robust and practical exchange of innovative ideas on how to strengthen social cohesion, build resilience, and effectively embed human rights, gender equality and the rule of law into the international community's response to terrorism and violent extremism, while safeguarding and promoting human rights, in particular the rights of women, children, and victims of terrorism.