The side event marks the launch of UNOCT's newly established Human Rights and Gender Section As such, it will showcase UNOCT's priorities for the promotion and protection of human rights and gender mainstreaming in efforts aimed at preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism (CT/PCVE), the strong partnerships between UNOCT, Member States, and UN agencies that work on human rights and gender in CT and PCVE, and provide a forum for interaction between the Section and civil society as crucial partners engaged in promoting human rights and gender equality.
The side event includes a high-level opening segment followed by a panel discussion. The panel brings together Member States and civil society organizations to discuss how UNOCT, through its new Human Rights and Gender Section, can better support Member States in improving human rights compliance and gender-responsiveness of efforts to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism. Participants are invited to reflect on good practices and forward-looking strategies and priorities related to mainstreaming human rights and gender in CT/PCVE.
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.