The Peace in Our Cities initiative seeks to galvanize a movement of people, mayors, and city governments to halve urban violence by 2030.

PEACE

IN OUR CITIES

ABOUT THE INITIATIVE

 

Today, 9 of 10 instances of lethal violence take place outside of conflict zones in locations broadly considered at peace. Much of this violence takes place in cities where the majority of humanity is projected to reside in the coming decades. While urban violence is often as complex a phenomenon as violence in conflict zones, the reaction to violence in cities too often provokes overly simplistic responses that do little to prevent and reduce violence in the near to long term. Peace in Our Cities seeks to reverse this trend by creating concrete, participatory, and evidence-based platforms that make progress toward SDG16+ with an initial focus on SDG16.1 (to significantly reduce all forms of violence).

Like the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Peace in Our Cities seeks to become a preeminent organizing body to address one of today’s most pressing challenges: violence that threatens individual lives and undermines the very growth and prosperity of the urban world.

By signing the Peace in Our Cities SDG16+ Action Pledge, the following cities and partners have committed to participate in a city-to-city collaboration to address urban violence and establish an evidence-based framework to help save lives and enhance peace in our cities: 

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Action Pledge

Evidence Brief

Statement of Solidarity: COVID-19

JOIN US!

We invite interested cities and organizations to join the Peace in Our Cities network, as we continue gather partners who are committed to halving urban violence by 2030.

Express your interest by filling out this form.

FACILITATORS

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CITIES

Amman

Jordan

Bangui

Central African Republic

Cali

Colombia

Chaguanas

Trinidad & Tobago

Colombo

Sri Lanka

Dayton, Ohio

USA

Durban

South Africa

Edmonton
Canada

Escobedo

Mexico

Guadalajara

Mexico

Hargeisa

Somalia

Kumanovo

North Macedonia

Nairobi Municipality

Kenya

Oakland, California

USA

Palmira

Colombia

Tripoli

Lebanon

PARTNERS

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For us, Peace in Our Cities is very important, because we find allies with our same vision: the social prevention of violence to consolidate urban peace.

MAYOR NORMAN MAURICE ARMITAGE

Cali, Colombia

Commentary
EVENTS

Strategy Meeting: Peace in Our Cities

Amman, Jordan
February 5-6, 2020

In February 2020, representatives of mayors and partners gathered for a senior staff strategy retreat in Amman, Jordan organized by the initiative's co-facilitators, with the support of the Stanley Center for Peace and Security and hosted by the Generations for Peace.

Meeting summary (PDF): [EN] [ES] [FR]

(Photo: Generations for Peace)

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