The fight against radicalization leading to violence
In response to the growing worldwide phenomenon of radicalization, the Government of Québec has decided to make the fight against radicalization leading to violence one of its core priorities.
Québec and UNESCO, in collaboration with a host of partners, organized the Québec-UNESCO Conference entitled "Internet and the
radicalization of youth: preventing, acting and living together", which was held from October 30 to
November 1, 2016. The three-day conference brought together hundreds of international experts on radicalization.
In addition to the initiatives it is poised to implement, the Government of Québec is adding its voice to those of the participants of the Québec-UNESCO Conference, who tabled a document entitled Québec’s Call for Action at the end of their deliberations. This initiative was approved on November 11, 2017 by the General Conference, UNESCO's supreme governing body.
The landmark document is a call for action, urging civil society, researchers, governments and private sector organizations to rally together around a common goal. The document was released on November 1, 2016, the last day of the Québec-UNESCO Conference in the presence of the Premier of Québec, Philippe Couillard, and the Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Christine St-Pierre.
We encourage Quebecers—and all citizens of the world—to read Québec’s Call for Action and get on board today!
Last update: 2017-11-23 9:11:34 AM