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HALVING 

TASK FORCE

GLOBAL VIOLENCE

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Leading the international mobilization to halve global violence by 2030 is a high-level political Task Force made up of an exceptional and diverse group of ‘architects’, who aim to:
 

  • help shape the global debate on violence reduction;
     

  • stimulate action-oriented research;
     

  • garner increased political capital and stimulate higher levels of investment in evidence-based policies;
     

  • and provide political, strategic and thought leadership.

Co-Chairs:

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Government of Costa Rica

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H.E. Amb. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah Sr

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liberia

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H.E. Lindiwe Daphney Zulu

Minister of Social Development, South Africa

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H.E. Patricia Danzi

Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

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H.E. Hyuk-Sang Sohn

President, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
 

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The Halving Global Violence Task Force Co-chairs are ministerial level Member State representatives with a history of support and deep experience in violence reduction efforts and debates. They provide high-level political leadership and strategic direction to the efforts to halve violence by 2030, inspiring leaders to make ambitious commitments to elevate SDG16.1. Each Co-Chair brings the regional and thematic expertise needed to drive transformative change and measurable progress in violence reduction.

Members:

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Ghida Anani

ABAAD

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Asif Saleh

BRAC

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Daniel de Torres

Small Arms Survey

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Dr. Etienne Krug

WHO

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Dr. Helder da Costa

G7+

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Elman Peace Centre

Ilwad Elman

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Hajer Sharief

Together We Built It

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Dr. Howard Taylor

Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

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Dr. Peter Batchelor

UNDP

Ilona Szabó de Carvalho

Igarapé Institute

Óscar Escobar

Mayor of Palmira, Colombia

Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children

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Tuesday Reitano

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

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Dr. Vasu Gounden

ACCORD

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Verlaine-Diane Soobroydoo

International Public Policy Strategist

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Task Force Members are representative of diverse organizations, agencies and coalitions supporting the Movement to Halve Global Violence. They help mobilize international and regional organizations, multi-stakeholder partnerships, civil society, and the private sector to accelerate progress, build political will and consensus, and develop a shared agenda for violence reduction.

Expert Advisors:

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

Dr. Robert Muggah

Igarapé Institute

Jordan Street

Saferworld

Rachel Locke

Violence, Inequality and PowerLab,

Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

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Dr. Roberto Dondisch

Stimson Center

Dr. Angela Me

UNODC

Kessy Ekomo-Soignet

URU, Peace Direct

Flávia Carbonari

Independent Consultant

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Bernard Harborne 

World Bank

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The Task Force's Expert Advisors are the researchers, thought-leaders, and policy influencers shaping the research and policy recommendations of the Movement to Halve Global Violence. They lend their expertise and insight to shape and disseminate proven, evidence-based policy solutions and strategies to save lives and reduce global levels of violence.

*NEW*
Report from the second meeting of the Halving Global Violence Task Force
Geneva, 12 – 13 September 2022

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