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UAE sets example for countering terrorism through tolerance, happiness, says Hedayah chief

Posted on 26/01/2017

DOHA: Maqsoud Kruse, Executive Director of Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), commended the role of the United Arab Emirates in setting a clear example for adopting a comprehensive national strategy for preventing and countering violent extremism through promoting education, tolerance, happiness as well as its efforts in engaging youth, women and family, and disseminating a culture of religious moderation. Kruse made his remarks as he ...  >>MORE

Hedayah and NBA discuss sports diplomacy programmes to counter violent extremism

Posted on 14/11/2016

Hedayah has received the executive delegation of the National Basketball Association, NBA, MENA Region, EMEA, to explore opportunities for collaboration in promoting healthy active lifestyles and social-inclusion programmes for youths in efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism through grassroots initiatives using basketball as a primary vehicle of delivery. During the meeting, Hedayah and the delegation discussed the formation of the Sports Ambassadors Programme to begin in the UAE, ...  >>MORE

Hedayah, "Creative Minds For Social Good" initiative to counter terrorist propaganda

Posted on 26/10/2016

Hedayah, the Abu Dhabi-based International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, has launched the "Creative Minds for Social Good", a new public-private initiative to increase the capacity of credible private voices in the Middle East and North Africa to create and disseminate compelling online content that counters terrorist propaganda and promotes positive alternatives in the region. Hedayah is conducting this programme in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State and ...  >>MORE

Countering Violent Extremism: the UAE's commitment

Posted on 14/09/2016

ABU DHABI, 14th September, 2016 (WAM) -- While the United Arab Emirates, together with its allies around the world, continues to engage actively in the global struggle against extremism and terrorism, there is still much to be done to identify the best ways of tackling the problem, according to Maqsoud Kruse, the Executive Director of Hedayah, the Abu Dhabi-based International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE. "To be realistic and frank," he says, "we are still in ...  >>MORE

Hedayah’s compendium on counter-narratives for the South East Asia region released

Posted on 31/08/2016

Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, based in Abu Dhabi, has released a compendium of counter-narratives for the South East Asia region. Titled, 'Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in South East Asia: A How-To Guide,' the compendium contains practical advice for civil society organisations and practitioners to develop effective narratives that counter the approaches of Daesh, Al-Qaida, Jemaah Islamiyah and other violent extremists in the ...  >>MORE

Hedayah takes part in 5th Annual Interfaith International Conference in Pristina

Posted on 03/06/2016

PRISTINA: Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, has participated in the 5th Annual Interfaith International Conference on "The Role of Women in Promoting Interfaith Dialogue and Countering Violent Extremism". The conference, which began on the 31st May in Pristina, Kosovo, and concluded yesterday, gathered government officials, community and civil society representatives, faith leaders, diplomats, journalists, artists and academics from all over ...  >>MORE

Hedayah report recommendations

Posted on 28/05/2016

Efforts to counter violent extremism must include engaging women at all levels, a diplomat has said. Lana Nusseibeh, the UAE ambassador to the UN, said: "Women are positioned to be effective partners in countering violent extremism efforts against intolerance and extremism, and as positive change agents in their families, communities and public spaces to prevent radicalisation that leads to violent extremism and acts of terrorism. "Only when women are meaningful participants in shaping ...  >>MORE

International Conference on Preventing and Countering Radicalisation and Violent Extremism commences in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 29/04/2016

The International Conference on Preventing and Countering Radicalisation and Violent Extremism, has focused on threats posed by the Foreign Terrorist, FTF, with an aim of raising awareness on the importance of developing an effective preventive strategy against radicalisation and violent extremism. The three-day conference which began on Tuesday was co-organised by Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and ...  >>MORE

Hedayah partakes in Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism

Posted on 14/04/2016

Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), participated in the "Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism – The Way Forward", co-hosted by the Government of Switzerland and the United Nations, held at the United Nations Office in Geneva. The goal of this conference is to provide an opportunity for the international community to share experiences and good practices in addressing the drivers of violent extremism and to build support for the UN ...  >>MORE

Hedayah publishes volume on the role of women in preventing and countering violent extremism

Posted on 07/04/2016

Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellency for Countering Violent Extremism, in cooperation with the Global Centre on Cooperative Security, has released a collection of short essays from various perspectives reflecting on the questions of what roles women play in terrorism, violent extremism and efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism. The publication, entitled, 'A Man's World? Exploring the Roles of Women in Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism' was released on April 4th ...  >>MORE

Hedayah at Madrid+10: Stop Violent Extremism in Madrid

Posted on 30/10/2015

Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellency for Countering Violent Extremism, organised a two-day workshop on the "Role of Women in Countering Radicalisation and Violent Extremism" in Madrid, from 27-28 October, 2015. The event was held during the Club de Madrid Policy Dialogue "Madrid+10: Stop Violent Extremism" conference, hosted by Club de Madrid and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR). Hedayah's delegation is led by Maqsoud Kruse, ...  >>MORE

Hedayah participates in 'Madrid+10: Stop Violent Extremism'

Posted on 28/10/2015

Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellency for Countering Violent Extremism, is participating in the Club de Madrid Policy Dialogue "Madrid+10: Stop Violent Extremism" in Madrid. The two-day conference which began yesterday in the Spanish capital is organised by "Club de Madrid" – the world's largest forum of former democratic Presidents and Prime Ministers from all over the world, in collaboration with The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence ...  >>MORE

Hedayah Centre receives UK delegation

Posted on 10/09/2015

Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, recently received the Rt. Hon Tobias Ellwood, MP, Under-Secretary of State at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office with special responsibility for the Middle East and North Africa, and his accompanying delegation, including Stephanie Al-Qaq, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Hedayah Steering Board, stressed the importance of the visit of ...  >>MORE

US Senator visits Hedayah centre

Posted on 10/09/2015

US Senator, Chris Murphy, of Connecticut visited the Hedaya International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Hedayah's Board Chairman, Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, said that the US senator's visit was part of the ongoing efforts to strengthen the strategic partnership with the United States. Maqsoud Kruse, the Executive Director of Hedayah, briefed Senator Murphy and his accompanying delegation on the centre's goals, mission, vision, and ...  >>MORE

Hedayah attends special meeting of Counter-Terrorism Committee in Madrid

Posted on 10/08/2015

MADRID, 10th August, 2015 (WAM) -- Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, has taken part in the "Special Meeting of the Counter-Terrorism Committee with Member States and Relevant International and Regional Organisations on Stemming the Flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Technical Sessions of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate", in Madrid. The meeting, which was held from 27th to 28th July 2015, brought together ...  >>MORE

Hedayah attends international meeting on countering violent extremism and de-radicalisation in Algiers

Posted on 30/07/2015

ALGIERS: Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), has recently attended the International Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism and De-radicalisation in Algiers, which brought together representatives from more than 50 countries, international organisations, United Nations bodies, and international experts. The goal of this meeting was to expand CVE initiatives that can be used to address not only immediate threats but also to build community ...  >>MORE

Singaporean delegation visits Hedayah centre for countering extremism

Posted on 27/07/2015

A research delegation from the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, has visited Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, to learn about the centre's unique role in countering violent extremism. The visiting delegation was headed by Dr. Ooi Kee Beng, Deputy Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, who was also accompanied by Shaun Phillip Grosse, Deputy Chief of Mission, from the Singaporean Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Maqsoud ...  >>MORE

Hedayah calls for promotion of concept of dialogue and values of tolerance in countering violent extremism

Posted on 07/07/2015

Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, has conducted a weeklong series of activities on one of the most significant issues amongst the top priorities of the Counter-terrorism and Counter Violent Extremism Communities; Foreign Terrorist Fighters' radicalisation and recruitment phenomenon. During this week, Hedayah hosted two events, "Planning Workshop for Foreign Terrorist Fighter Reintegration Training Courses", in collaboration with the International ...  >>MORE

UAE praised for anti-terror efforts in US report

Posted on 20/06/2015

NEW YORK: The UAE has conducted more air operations against ISIL extremists than any member of the international coalition aside from the United States, the US state department said on Friday in its annual report on global terrorism. It did not give overall figures or explain whether the figure included only bombing sorties carried out by Emirati fighter jets, or other types of supporting air operations also. The 2014 report on terrorism, which the US secretary of state is required to submit ...  >>MORE

Hedayah Centre participates in 4th International Interfaith Conference in Kosovo

Posted on 19/06/2015

PRISTINA: The Abu Dhabi-based International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, Hedayah, has participated in the 4th International Interfaith Conference hosted by the city of Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. Entitled, ‘Interfaith Dialogue In Time of Social Media: Enabling Agents of Change Countering Violent Extremism and Hate Speech', the three-day event focused on debating topics through a multi-disciplinary approach and developing tools to improve social activism against ...  >>MORE

European-UAE Human Rights Working Group visits Hedaya Centre

Posted on 27/05/2015

A delegation from the European-UAE Human Rights Working Group has visited the Ab Dhabi-based International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (Hedayah). The delegation included John O'Rourke, Head of Division Arabian Peninsula, Iran and Iraq at European External Action Service of the EU, Amna Al Muhairi, Head of the Human Rights Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Executive Director of Hedayah, Maqsoud Kruse welcomed the delegation and stressed that its visit is ...  >>MORE

Hedayah participated in Brussels' high-level conference on culture of tolerance

Posted on 13/05/2015

The International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (Hedayah) recently participated in a high-level conference on consolidating a culture of tolerance, rejection of hate speech and crimes. The event was attended by a group of academics and representatives of non-governmental organisations, the media and social networking sites from more than 47 member countries from all over Europe. The participants discussed how best to counter intolerance and hatred in European ...  >>MORE

Hedayah participates in UN high-level thematic debate on promoting tolerance and reconciliation

Posted on 24/04/2015

NEW YORK: Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, CVE, has attended the United Nations General Assembly Sixty-Ninth Session High-level Thematic Debate on Promoting Tolerance and Reconciliation: Fostering Peaceful, Inclusive Societies and Countering Violent Extremism at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, the Chairman of the Hedayah Steering Board, affirmed the importance of globally promoting the culture of dialogue ...  >>MORE

Hedayah participates in White House Summit on countering violent extremism

Posted on 27/02/2015

Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, the Chairman of Hedayah Steering Board, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, headed the Hedayah delegation to the CVE Summit held from 17th-19th February at the White House to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalising, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence. Maqsoud Kruse, Hedayah Steering Board ...  >>MORE

EU official: UAE is an important international partner, a key player in development aid in the Gulf region

Posted on 13/12/2014

During his first visit to the country, to discuss bilateral and regional cooperation between the European Union and the UAE, Dr. Marcus Cornaro, Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid (DEVCO), European Commission, yesterday said that the UAE is a key player and a pioneer in development aid in the Gulf region. Speaking in an exclusive interview with WAM, Dr. Cornaro said that both the EU and UAE have shared responsibility in combating poverty, ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. hosts panel discussion on

Posted on 29/10/2014

NEW YORK: The United Arab Emirates has highlighted its commitment to combatting violent extremism. "Violent extremism is a global reality that is not confined to any one region nor representative of any religion. Radical doctrines, such as those propagated by Daesh, are an insult to Islam and in opposition to the universal tenets of Islam and of U.A.E. society, such as religious tolerance and the active participation of women in society," said Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Permanent ...  >>MORE

GCC plays instrumental role in regional stability, says Gargash

Posted on 17/09/2014

RIYADH: 'The Conference of the Arabian Gulf and Regional Challenges' organised by the Institute of Diplomatic Studies, in collaboration with the Gulf Research Centre in Dubai opened yesterday at the Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh. In the opening remarks, Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, called for addressing the risks and challenges that surround the Arab Gulf States and follow a multi-faceted response to confront them. He also called for ...  >>MORE

UAE renews its International Commitments to combat terrorism at UN

Posted on 10/10/2013

New York: The United Arab Emirates has renewed its commitment to international and regional cooperation to combat terrorism at the United Nations in New York yesterday. In a statement before the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations, UAE Mission delegate Eissa Mohammed Alhammadi highlighted the UAE's contributions to global counterterrorism efforts and underscored the need to counter violent extremism in all of its forms. The Sixth Committee, which considers legal ...  >>MORE

FNC ratifies amendment of anti human trafficking law and draft law on setting up Hedaya Centre

Posted on 05/06/2013

The Federal National Council (FNC) has approved the federal draft law on setting up The International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (Hedaya) and the federal draft law on amendment of some provisions of the federal law No. 51 of year 2006 on Anti Human Trafficking. This came during the FNC Second Ordinary Session of the 15th Legislative Chapter chaired by the FNC Speaker Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr. Among others present were Saqr Ghobash, Minister of Labour, Abdul Rahman ...  >>MORE

FNC receives bill on counter-terrorism centre (Hedaya)

Posted on 07/04/2013

The government has referred the federal draft law regarding the establishment of the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (Hedaya) to the Federal National Council (FNC) for deliberation. In its explanatory note, the government says it had set up Hedaya to honour a pledge it made during the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) held in New York two years ago and to find the legal ground for the existence of the multifaceted centre. The cabinet has endorsed the ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed opens Hedayah centre for countering violent extremism

Posted on 15/12/2012

UAE Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan launched the Hedayah (Arabic for Guidance) Centre, the new name of the International Centre for Excellence in Countering Violent Extremism, in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi. Announcing the landmark anti-terror initiative on the fringe of the Global Counter-terrorism Forum, Sheikh Abdullah said:' The UAE hosting of the Centre upholds its principle of tolerance, which stands on the opposite bank of violent extremism. We are honoured to ...  >>MORE

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UAE sets example for countering terrorism through tolerance, happiness, says Hedayah chief


Hedayah and NBA discuss sports diplomacy programmes to counter violent extremism


Hedayah, "Creative Minds For Social Good" initiative to counter terrorist propaganda


Countering Violent Extremism: the UAE's commitment


Hedayah’s compendium on counter-narratives for the South East Asia region released


Hedayah takes part in 5th Annual Interfaith International Conference in Pristina


Hedayah report recommendations


International Conference on Preventing and Countering Radicalisation and Violent Extremism commences in Abu Dhabi


Hedayah partakes in Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism


Hedayah publishes volume on the role of women in preventing and countering violent extremism


Hedayah at Madrid+10: Stop Violent Extremism in Madrid


Hedayah participates in 'Madrid+10: Stop Violent Extremism'


Hedayah Centre receives UK delegation


US Senator visits Hedayah centre


Hedayah attends special meeting of Counter-Terrorism Committee in Madrid


Hedayah attends international meeting on countering violent extremism and de-radicalisation in Algiers


Singaporean delegation visits Hedayah centre for countering extremism


Hedayah calls for promotion of concept of dialogue and values of tolerance in countering violent extremism


UAE praised for anti-terror efforts in US report


Hedayah Centre participates in 4th International Interfaith Conference in Kosovo


European-UAE Human Rights Working Group visits Hedaya Centre


Hedayah participated in Brussels' high-level conference on culture of tolerance


Hedayah participates in UN high-level thematic debate on promoting tolerance and reconciliation


Hedayah participates in White House Summit on countering violent extremism


EU official: UAE is an important international partner, a key player in development aid in the Gulf region


U.A.E. hosts panel discussion on


GCC plays instrumental role in regional stability, says Gargash


UAE renews its International Commitments to combat terrorism at UN


FNC ratifies amendment of anti human trafficking law and draft law on setting up Hedaya Centre


FNC receives bill on counter-terrorism centre (Hedaya)


Abdullah bin Zayed opens Hedayah centre for countering violent extremism