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Ancillary Meeting at the UN Crime Congress: Measuring armed violence reduction and prevention

SDG Goal 16: Measuring armed violence reduction and prevention for peaceful and inclusive societies

Ancillary Meeting at the Thirteenth United Nations Congress of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.  Friday 17 April Doha, Qatar.
 
The Small Arms Survey and the Secretariat of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development will be holding an Ancillary Meeting at the Thirteenth United Nations Congress of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, in Doha, Qatar, on SDG Goal 16: Measuring armed violence reduction and prevention for peaceful and inclusive societies. This event is co-sponsored by the Governments of Switzerland and the Philippines.
 
Linkages between security, violence, and development are now well-established and relevant considerations have informed the formulation of Sustainable Development Goal 16.
 
Armed violence has an inevitable impact on the development of states, societies, and the well-being of communities. Lethal effects of armed violence are much greater in non- conflict than in conflict settings (almost nine out of ten violent deaths worldwide occur outside conflicts), and have lasting consequences on societies,  beyond loss of lives and physical injuries. Based on key findings of the Global Burden of Armed Violence 2015: Every Body Counts—which will be presented on this occasion in advance of the official launch on 11 May—the meeting will provide an over view of the current debate on how development and security interact.
 
The participants will discuss how the measurement of violent deaths, including direct conflict deaths, legal interventions and homicides, can be an effective indicator for Goal 16 and for informing national armed violence reduction and prevention policies.
 
The meeting is jointly organized by Small Arms Survey and the Secretariat of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, a diplomatic initiative launched by Switzerland and UNDP together with 41 countries in 2006, with the goal of achieving a measurable reduction in the burden of armed violence by 2015 and beyond. To date, the Geneva Declaration counts 113 countries as members.
 
The United Nations Congress of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice brings together high-level representatives of Governments, representatives of inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, criminal justice professionals, and scholars of international repute to discuss common problems, share experiences, and seek viable solutions to problems related to crime prevention and criminal justice.
 
Speakers:

  • Ambassador Reynaldo Catapang, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines
  • Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Research Director, Small Arms Survey
  • Steven Malby, Commonwealth Secretariat, UK
  • Luigi De Martino, Coordinator, Geneva Declaration Secretariat
  • Tiziano Balmelli, Head of Multilateral Peace Policy, Human Security Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

 
It will be held at Auditorium 1, Doha National Conference Center, on Friday, 17 April, 13:00—14:30.


 


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