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The Regional Review Conference lasted for two and a half days and included a mixture of plenaries, thematic and technical sessions. The event involved an assessment of the problem and impact of armed violence in the Americas region. This assessment was then followed by a series of thematic sessions to review progress in implementing the Geneva Declaration, including the identification of good practices in armed violence reduction and prevention, and to monitor and measure any reductions in that region. The conference also shared evidence of the links between armed violence and development with a focus on the specific situation for that region, providing an opportunity to gather support for violence reduction and prevention in development strategies, including in the post-2015 development framework.

Thematic sessions, comprising a panel discussion with three speakers followed by a Q&A session, tackled issues such as measuring and monitoring armed violence; controlling the instruments of violence; armed violence in urban settings; armed violence and gender etc.

Technical Sessions presented specific relevant armed violence reduction and prevention experiences from the region, and provided an opportunity for a deeper discussion on relevant interventions.





  • Opening
  • Armed violence in the region
  • Plenary
  • Parallel Thematic Sessions (SOLUTIONS)
  • Armed violence and development and the links to post-2015 agenda
  • Conclusion
  • Side events
  • Side events
  • Parallel Thematic Sessions (PROBLEMS)


  • Parallel Technical Sessions (GOOD PRACTICES)