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REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY

Hedayah was created in response to the growing desire from members of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum and the wider international community for the establishment of an independent, multilateral center.

During the ministerial-level launch of the GCTF in New York in September 2011, the U.A.E offered to serve as the host of the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism. In December 2012, Hedayah was inaugurated with its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. 

Hedayah is devoted to dialogue and communications, capacity building programs, research and analysis to counter violent extremism in all of its forms and manifestations.

 

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Featured News

Pope meets UAE delegation embodying culture of dialogue and reinforcing values of tolerance

posted on 26 Apr 2017 news

WAM | ROME | The Holy Father, Pope Francis, Head of the Roman Catholic Church, this morning received at The Vatican a delegation from the United Arab Emirates headed by Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance.

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News & Activities

FTF Programs Catalogue

03 Nov 2016 Activity

On 8 December 2016, Hedayah launched the FTF Programs Catalogue in order to support the practical implementation of The Hague—Marrakech Memorandum and its Addendum, in particular on the CVE and returnee elements of the FTF phenomenon, the catalogue outlines existing programs sponsored by or led by countries that all UN member states may find useful or appropriate for their particular national context.

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Experts highlight strategic importance of Mohammad's US Visit

16 May 2017 news

GULF NEWS | ABU DHABI | Emirati political scientists says it will lead to more political and diplomatic coordination on regional issues. Emirati political science experts have described the relations between the UAE and the US as vital, strategic and strong.

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