Armed Violence Reduction - Enabling Development

TitleArmed Violence Reduction - Enabling Development
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleOECD Publication on the Consequences of Armed Violence
Year of Publication2009
Number of Pages138 pp.
PublisherOECD Publishing
ISBN Number9789264060159
Accession Number1280

On average, 740 000 people die as a result of armed violence. This publication will help the international community to understand the dynamics of armed violence and outlines what can be done to reduce it.
Armed Violence Reduction identifies a number of significant emerging trends. Firstly, conflict and crime are increasingly linked. Secondly, levels of armed violence are a severe challenge in many non-conflict countries. Thirdly, increasing youth populations in the global South and the emergence of ungoverned urban spaces and youth gangs are a growing reality in many parts of the world. Alongside this, there are increasing links between local, national, regional and global security issues, for example through the trafficking of drugs, arms or people.
Armed Violence Reduction presents a number of well-researched avenues that can help respond to the above challenges and ultimately help enable development.Table of contents:
Executive Summary
Chapter 1. What is Armed Violence?
Chapter 2. Armed Violence Trends and Programming Gaps
Chapter 3. Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) and Prevention and the Armed Violence Lens
Chapter 4. Assessments: Applying the Armed Violence Lens
Chapter 5. Programming Implications and Approaches
Annex A. AVR and other OECD-DAC Priorities
Annex B. Examples of Regional Instruments for AVR
Annex C. Additional Examples of Indirect Programming

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