Implementing the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development

Implementing the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development is a Handbook that provides government officials and other interested parties with clear, user-friendly suggestions on how to implement the commitments contained in the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, the subsequent Outcome Documents of the 2008 and 2011 Review Conferences, and the Oslo Commitments on Armed Violence agreed at the 2010 Oslo Conference on Armed Violence.

Drawing upon a broad range of experiences on armed violence reduction and prevention (AVRP), this Handbook gives an overview of possible actions and entry points, and suggests key resources that can be drawn upon for further advice.

The principal steps for implementation suggested in the Handbook are:

  1. Understanding the context
  2. Developing legal and policy frameworks, strategies, and institutional capacities
  3. Developing and implementing integrated AVRP programmes
  4. Monitoring and evaluating AVRP policies and programmes
  5. Fulfilling international commitments to prevent and reduce armed violence
  6. Increasing the effectiveness of partnerships and international assistance

 

Summary of Suggested Areas for Implementation

 

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