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Geneva Declaration. 2008 ‘Dimensions of Armed Violence.’ Global Burden of Armed Violence, p. 2. Geneva: Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development Secretariat. 12 September
Key findings of the Global Burden of Armed Violence report:
- More than 740,000 people have died directly or indirectly from armed violence -- both conflict and criminal violence -- every year in recent years.
- More than 540,000 of these deaths are violent, with the vast majority occurring in non-conflict settings.
The majority of these deaths -- as many as 490,000 -- occur outside war zones. This figure shows that war is only one of many forms of armed violence, and in most regions not the most important one.
[The Geneva Declaration represents more than 100 governments committed to reducing armed violence by 2015].