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 Costa Rica
    Government of Costa Rica
  • 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 Switzerland
    Government of Switzerland
    H.E Patricia Danzi, Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • Headshot of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
    Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)


  • Headshot of Ghida Anani
    Ghida Anani
  • Headshot of Asif Saleh
    Asif Saleh
  • Headshot of Daniel de Torres
    Daniel de Torres
    Small Arms Survey
  • Headshot of Dr. Etienne Krug
    Dr. Etienne Krug
  • Headshot of Hajer Shareif
    Hajer Shareif
    Together We Built It
  • Headshot of Dr. Helder da Costa
    Dr. Helder da Costa
  • Headshot of Dr. Howard Taylor
    Dr. Howard Taylor
    Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
  • Headshot of Ilwad Elman
    Ilwad Elman
    Elman Peace Center
  • Headshot of Ilona Szabó de Carvalho
    Ilona Szabó de Carvalho
    Igarapé Institute
  • Headshot of Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid
    Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid
    UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children
  • Headshot of Óscar Escobar
    Óscar Escobar
    Mayor of Palmira, Colombia
  • Headshot of Dr. Peter Batchelor
    Dr. Peter Batchelor
  • Headshot of Tuesday Reitano
    Tuesday Reitano
    Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
  • Headshot of Verlaine-Diane Soobroydoo
    Verlaine-Diane Soobroydoo
    International Public Policy Strategist
  • Headshot of Dr. Vasu Gounden
    Dr. Vasu Gounden

Expert Advisors

  • Headshot of Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld
    Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Headshot of Dr. Robert Muggah
    Dr. Robert Muggah
    Principal SecDev Group and Co-Founder, Igarapé Institute
  • Headshot of Jordan Street
    Jordan Street
  • 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
  • Headshot of Dr. Angela Me
    Dr. Angela Me
  • Headshot of Kessy Ekomo-Soignet
    Kessy Ekomo-Soignet
    URU Peace Direct
  • Headshot of Flávia Carbonari
    Flávia Carbonari
    Independent Consultant
  • Headshot of Bernard Harborne
    Bernard Harborne
    World Bank

Halving Global Violence by 2030


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