Geneva Peace Week: Ending Urban Violence to Build Urban Peace
Hope for halving the global burden of violence by 2030 hinges on the ability of cities to reduce the high levels of violence that impede their development and undermine peace. Progress on this commitment is part of the 2030 Agenda targets for peaceful, just and inclusive societies (SDG16+) and will depend on effective collaboration across research, practitioner, and advocacy networks for urban violence reduction. Yet, immense challenges remain in understanding how best to achieve these objectives and enable cross-regional learning and collaboration on tools and practices to reduce urban violence.
This moderated discussion, part of the official Geneva Peace Week program, will feature Thomas Abt, Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, author of recently published book Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence--and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets, and self-described "professional crime nerd," in conversation with Rachel Locke, Director of Impact:Peace, Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at University of San Diego, and Angela Me, Chief Research and Trend Analysis Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).Watch a recording