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GDAV. 2006 ‘Geneva Declaration.’ Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development. Geneva: Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development Secretariat. 7 June
The Geneva Declaration
The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development represents a high-level diplomatic initiative designed to support states and civil society actors to achieve measurable reductions in the global burden of armed violence in conflict and non-conflict settings by 2015 (and beyond).
The Geneva Declaration was first adopted by 42 states on 7 June 2006 during a Ministerial Summit in Geneva, to which the Swiss government and UNDP invited high-level representatives from ministries of foreign affairs and development agencies. The Ministerial Summit reflected a strong common political will by both representatives of the donor community and from countries directly affected by armed violence to address the challenge of developing measures to reduce political and criminal armed violence in order to enhance sustainable development at the global, regional, and national level.
The Geneva Declaration is now endorsed by over 100 states, and available in the following languages: