Reaching out to states, international organizations, and civil society is crucial to raise global awareness of the negative interrelation between armed violence and development.


The MDG review process and post-2015 development agenda represent important opportunities to explore the links between armed violence prevention and reduction and the MDGs.

The Geneva Declaration advocates the inclusion of the issue of armed violence prevention within the UN System.

Organizations of the civil society represent an important partner of the Geneva Declaration and work together to reduce and prevent armed violence and enable development.

Additional international processes aimed to reduce armed violence and highlights its linkages with development, such as INCAF, UN PoA, ATT, or the New Deal.