Task Force on Halving Global Violence

The Halving Global Violence Task Force leads the international movement to reduce global violence by 2030. It is comprised of a diverse group working to help policymakers worldwide deliver on this ambitious agenda.

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The co-chairs, members and expert advisors of the Halving Global Violence (HGV) Task Force are increasing ambition, amplifying attention, and sharing successful tools to cut global violence in half by:

  • Providing political, strategic, and thought leadership to shape the global debate on violence reduction
  • Stimulating action-oriented research to identify evidence-based solutions
  • Generating political capital and increasing investments to implement solutions

Hero Image: UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran


  • Headshot of Government of Switzerland
    Government of Switzerland
    H.E Patricia Danzi, Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • Headshot of Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo
    Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo
    H.E. Irène Esambo Diata, Minister in Charge of People with Disabilities and other Vulnerable People
  • Headshot of African Union
    African Union
    H.E. Mohammed Chambas, High Representative for the Silencing the Guns Initiative
  • Headshot of Government of Liberia
    Government of Liberia
    H.E. Amb. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah Sr, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Headshot of Government of South Africa
    Government of South Africa
    H.E. Lindiwe Daphney Zulu, Minister of Social Development
  • Headshot of Government of Costa Rica
    Government of Costa Rica
    H.E. Alejandro Solano Ortiz, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship
  • Headshot of Dr. Vasu Gounden
    Dr. Vasu Gounden


  • Headshot of Asif Saleh
    Asif Saleh
  • Headshot of Daniel de Torres
    Daniel de Torres
    Small Arms Survey (former)
  • Headshot of Dr. Helder da Costa
    Dr. Helder da Costa
  • Headshot of Dr. Etienne Krug
    Dr. Etienne Krug
    Department for Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
  • Headshot of Ghida Anani
    Ghida Anani
    ABAAD–Resource Center for Gender Equality
  • Headshot of Hajer Shareif
    Hajer Shareif
    Together We Built It
  • Headshot of Dr. Howard Taylor
    Dr. Howard Taylor
    Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children (former)
  • Headshot of Ilona Szabó de Carvalho
    Ilona Szabó de Carvalho
    Igarapé Institute
  • Headshot of Ilwad Elman
    Ilwad Elman
    Elman Peace Center
  • Headshot of Dr. Mark Downes
    Dr. Mark Downes
    Small Arms Survey
  • Headshot of Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid
    Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid
    Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, United Nations
  • Headshot of Óscar Escobar
    Óscar Escobar
    Mayor of Palmira, Colombia (former)
  • Headshot of Dr. Peter Batchelor
    Dr. Peter Batchelor
    Principles for Peace Foundation
  • Headshot of Tuesday Reitano
    Tuesday Reitano
    Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
  • Headshot of Dr. Robert Muggah
    Dr. Robert Muggah
    Igarapé Institute
  • Headshot of Verlaine-Diane Soobroydoo
    Verlaine-Diane Soobroydoo
    United Nations

Expert Advisors

  • Headshot of Dr. Angela Me
    Dr. Angela Me
  • Headshot of Bernard Harborne
    Bernard Harborne
    World Bank
  • Headshot of Dean Peacock
    Dean Peacock
    Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s Mobilising Men for Feminist Peace initiative
  • Headshot of Flávia Carbonari
    Flávia Carbonari
    Independent Consultant
  • Headshot of Jordan Street
    Jordan Street
  • Headshot of Kessy Ekomo-Soignet
    Kessy Ekomo-Soignet
    URU Peace Direct
  • Headshot of Laurie Mincieli
    Laurie Mincieli
    United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
  • Headshot of Milton Nyamadzawo
    Milton Nyamadzawo
    Institute of Economics and Peace
  • Headshot of Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld
    Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Headshot of Rachel Locke
    Rachel Locke Violence, Inequality and PowerLab, Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
  • Headshot of Dr. Roberto Dondisch
    Dr. Roberto Dondisch
    Stimson Center

Halving Global Violence by 2030


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