Building peace in the minds of men and women

Internet and the Radicalization of Youth: Preventing, Acting and Living Together

Mon, 31 Oct - 11:00 to 12:30

Session 1 - Workshop 1.2: The Influence of Internet and Digital Spaces in the Process of Individual Radicalization

Mon, 31 Oct - 14:00 to 15:00

Session 2 - Testimonies of Young People and Families Directly Affected by Violent Radicalization

Julie Miville-Dechêne

Representative of the Government of Quebec, Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO (Canada)


Julie Miville-Dechêne has been the Québec Government Representative in the Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO since August 22, 2016. She previously served a five-year term as President of the Council on the Status of Women. In that capacity, Ms. Miville-Dechêne advised the government in addition to heading and contributing to numerous research reports on gender equality issues, including prostitution, “honour”-based violence and surrogate mothers. Prior to presiding over the Council on the Status of Women, Ms. Miville-Dechêne was a journalist at Radio-Canada, the Canadian public radio and television broadcaster, for over 25 years. She was a television news service and public affairs program correspondent in Washington, Toronto, Ottawa and Montréal consecutively. She ended her career in the media when she was appointed ombudsman for Radio-Canada in 2007. She was the first woman to hold this prestigious position.

Ms. Miville-Dechêne is the recipient of the Reconnaissance UQÀM Award, the Raymond-Charette Award for the exceptional quality of her French in broadcast journalism and the New York Festivals Award for her report on children and terrorism, Les enfants et le terrorisme.

She also holds a Master’s Degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York, a graduate degree in conflict prevention and resolution from Université de Sherbrooke, and a Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Université du Québec à Montréal.