The week of February 17, 2015, the White House hosted a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism 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, efforts made even more imperative in light of recent, tragic attacks throughout the world.
Ministers and foreign leaders, senior officials from the UN and regional organizations, and private and civil society representatives came to the U.S. Department of State to discuss a broad range of challenges facing nations working to prevent and counter violent extremism. The high-level event included opening and closing remarks by senior United States Administration officials, as well as panel sessions featuring a broad range of international representatives and members of civil society.
- Remarks by the President in Closing of the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism
- FACT SHEET: The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism
- The White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism Ministerial Meeting Statement
- Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism