Countering Violent Extremism

The White House hosted its Summit on Countering Violent Extremism Feb. 17-19 to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence. On Feb. 19, ministers and foreign leaders, senior officials from the United Nations and regional organizations, and private and civil society representatives convened at the Department of State to discuss a broad range of challenges facing nations working to prevent and counter violent extremism.

Since then, our partner countries from around the world have also brought together ministers and foreign leaders, civil society and private sector representatives, and senior officials from the UN and other organizations at regional summits, aimed at taking concrete steps to prevent violent extremism in the lead up to the UN General Assembly in September.