Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development

The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development (GD), a diplomatic initiative adopted by 112 states and several partner international organisations, aims at achieving by 2015 measurable reductions of armed violence and tangible improvements of living conditions of the affected populations. The Declaration is structured around three main pillars, advocacy, measuring and monitoring and programming. Under the monitoring pillar, the Declaration strives at improving our understanding of the scope, scale, and distribution of armed violence and its negative impact on development.


Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP) is an inter-agency network that connects the critical mass of peacebuilding actors, resources, and expertise in Geneva and worldwide. Founded in 2008, the Platform has a mandate to facilitate interaction on peacebuilding between different institutions and sectors, and to advance new knowledge and understanding of peacebuilding issues and contexts. It also plays a creative role in building bridges between International Geneva, New York, and peacebuilding activities in the field. The Platform's network comprises more than 700 peacebuilding professionals and over 60 institutions working on peacebuilding.


Small Arms Survey

The Small Arms Survey (SAS) is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and armed violence and as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists. The project has an international staff with expertise in security studies, political science, international public policy, law, economics, development studies, conflict resolution, criminology, and sociology. The staff works closely with a worldwide network of researchers and partners. The SAS hosts the Secretariat of the Geneva Declaration.