UNESCO-PREV 2020 Annual Report

The UNESCO-PREV Chair’s watchwords for 2020 were adaptation and resilience in the context of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Although the latter forced the postponement of several important events, the Chair offered its first massive open online course, “From Hate to Hope,” and developed PROFILE, a new toolkit on racial and social profiling.

The Chair also continued to expand its mapping of areas of expertise and its bank of experts in the prevention of violent radicalization and extremism. It also developed a new research program on misinformation, conspiracy thinking and violent extremism.

Despite an increase in acts of solidarity, we have witnessed a proliferation of misinformation, hateful discourse, intolerance and violent extremist ideologies. Consequently, the crisis has fuelled and reinforced an already well-established global trend. As a result, the Chair experienced a particularly active year in Quebec, Canada and internationally.

Read the report.