Reduce armed violence, enable development

New Geneva Declaration publications released at the 2nd Ministerial Review Conference

On 31 October and 1 November 2011 nearly 500 delegates, including accredited national delegations from 96 countries, as well as invited international and civil society organizations, met in Geneva for the Second Ministerial Review Conference on the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development. The Conference's Outcome Document, adopted by the Geneva Declaration's 112 signatories, reaffirmed the commitment of the signatory states to promote armed violence reduction and prevention as a necessary part of development programmes.

The Geneva Declaration Secretariat, in partnership with several participating organizations, produced a number of reports and publications to inform the discussions at the conference, and these are available on the Geneva Declaration website. These include:



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The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development is a diplomatic initiative aimed at addressing the interrelations between armed violence and development. The Geneva Declaration Secretariat is hosted by the Small Arms Survey .